Mike Newell Up For Persia

Mike Newell (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) has been offered the direct gig for “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” reports Variety.

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s live-action adaptation of the hit video game franchise won’t begin production until after the upcoming actor’s strike next June is worked out.

Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“The Day After Tomorrow”) penned the script. Negotiations with Newell are expected to begin shortly.