Prince of Persia Featurette: Meet the Hassansins

New “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” featurette introduces you to baddies the Hassansins. Now that’s an evil-sounding name if I’ve ever heard one. Or at least, people whose lawns you should probably avoid if you know what’s good for you.

Set in medieval Persia, the story of an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world. Which is why after the prince was tricked by a dying Vizier to unleash the Sands of Time that turns out to destroy a kingdom and transforms its populace into ferocious demons. In his effort to save his own kingdom and redeem his fatal mistake, it’s up to the prince and the princess to return the sands to the hourglass by using the Dagger of Time, which also gives him a limited control over the flow of time.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Toby Kebbell, Alfred Molina, Reece Ritchie, Richard Coyle, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Steve Toussaint, and directed by Mike Newell.

The Hassansins attack May 28, 2010.

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