Newell Approached for Prince of Persia


Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have made an offer to Mike Newell to direct Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the live-action feature based on the video game, reports Variety.

The trade says that Newell, who last ventured into franchise fare with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, met executives at the studio to discuss the project this week, and negotiations are expected to begin shortly.

The game has spawned six installments and several spin-offs, prompting studio hopes that the project will have tentpole potential.

“Prince of Persia” has a script by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow) and video game creator Jordan Mechner.