A new Prince of Persia book has been released titled “We Make Our Own Destiny: Behind the Scenes of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” by Michael Singer.
The book includes a forward by Jerry Bruckheimer and an Afterword by Jake Gyllenhaal AND we want to give you a special copy of the book that was signed by Jake Gyllenhaal, Jerry Bruckheimer, author Michael Singer, writer Jordan Mechner (Prince of Persia Graphic Novel), and Director Mike Newell!
The book is regularly priced at $24.95 and is available wherever books are sold. You can read the description of the book and it’s author below:
ABOUT THE BOOK: We Make Our Own Destiny: Behind the Scenes of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time immerses readers in the filmmaking process, recounting the saga that began with Jordan Mechner’s video game and culminated in a production of monumental proportions. Every grain of sand in the hourglass is examined—from horsemanship training to set construction to ostrich racing to the art of parkour. Detailed cast biographies reveal the personalities underneath the charismatic characters, and fascinating sidebars divulge insider information about crucial props and weapons, feathered and furry co-stars, and the lethal Hassansins, each of whom specializes in a different brand of death-dealing. Abundantly distributed throughout the narrative is gorgeous photography shot on location that showcases the awe-inspiring landscapes and meticulously constructed sets that coalesced to create the world of ancient Persia.
Also featured within are several spreads of photography by Jerry Bruckheimer, whose unique perspective provides a window into the realm behind the camera. A Foreword written by Bruckheimer and an Afterword written by Jake Gyllenhaal provide ideal book-ends for the spellbinding tale, and quotes from the entire cast and crew are liberally woven into every chapter.
With We Make Our Own Destiny: Behind the Scenes of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as a magic carpet, every fan of the film will be instantly transported to ancient kasbahs, Persian palaces, and Moroccan dunes. But readers, beware: be sure to bring sunscreen, avoid black-cloaked villains, and don’t provoke any camels!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michael Singer is a writer and production unit publicist with more than 35 years of experience in his field. Previously, Singer wrote Bring Me That Horizon: The Making of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Making of Oliver Stone’s Heaven and Earth, and “making of” books for Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin, as well as A Cut Above: 50 Film Directors Talk About Their Craft and 13 annual editions of the pre-internet age reference book Michael Singer’s Film Directors: A Complete Guide.
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