07/21/2009 AT 10:35 AM EDT
No Disney magic is required to buff up Jake Gyllenhaal
. As the newly released ad displays, the scruffy hottie is set to heat up screen in May 2010 as Prince Dastan in the studio's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
, based on the video game that's been popular since 1989. Also starring Alfred Molia (Doc Ock of Spider-Man 2
) as Sheik Amar, it tells of a rogue prince (Gyllenhaal) who teams up with a rival princess (Gemma Arterton) to stop an angry ruler (Oscar winner Ben Kingsley) from destroying the mortal world with a mighty sandstorm. Makes Brokeback Mountain
sound like kids' stuff.
– Joyce Chen