A big screen adaptation of the 2003 video game of the same name, Prince of Persia tells the story of an unusually nimble and acrobatic prince who must utilize a magical dagger with the power to reverse time itself in order to save the world from annihilation.
The "Hassansins" are obviously modeled on the famous Islamic mystery cult called the Hashashin from which the word "assassin" is derived given their use of terror and assassinations as political leverage. Their leader was named Hassan Ibn Sabbah. Legends have surrounded the indoctrination process of the members of the Hashashin cult, which are said to involve drugging and mind control.
Taking some elements from its 2003 video game namesake, Dastan was a homeless urchin before the king adopted him one day and made him heir to the throne. Now, with the evil Vizier threatening to unleash the Sands of Time upon his future kingdom Prince Dastan will have to team up with the alluring Princess Tamina to put a stop to his machinations.