Ben Kingsley is set to play the villain in Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer's bigscreen adaptation of the Ubisoft videogame Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

According to Variety, Kingsley portrays Nizam in the fantasy action feature, who plots to kill his brother King Shahrman and blame it on Prince Dastan so he can take the throne. Mike Newell is directing.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays the prince, while Gemma Arterton and Alfred Molina round out the leads.

Production begins in July in Morocco and England. Film is expected to open next year.