Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have made an offer to Mike Newell (Love in the Time of Cholera) to direct Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, a live-action feature based on the videogame, according to Variety.

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. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow) has written the script.

The video game has spawned six installments and several spinoffs, prompting studio hopes that the project will have franchise potential.