30 Movie Franchises That Started But Never Finished
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
There’s a reason we don’t associate Jake Gyllenhaal with massive franchises, and it’s because when he tried to make one, he failed fairly miserably. In Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, we get a look at an fairly successful video game adaptation that didn’t go over very well with critics.
Although the performances were widely praised, the film suffered from a weak script, and it didn’t make enough back on its massive budget to justify a sequel. That was probably okay for everyone involved. It’s not as if Jake Gyllenhaal’s career has really suffered for not having a massive franchise at its center.