Photo credit: Orion Pictures

Photo credit: Orion Pictures

It seems that Sir Anthony Hopkins is in final negotiations for the role of the villain Pharotu in the new film Arabian Nights, Heat Vision reports.

Arabian Nights is an action adventure directed by Chuck Russell, and is set to start filming late this summer. Liam Hemsworth will lead the cast as a young commander who teams up with Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Genie from the magic lamp to rescue the queen, Scheherazade after his king is murdered. Anthony Hopkins plays “an evil sorcerer who killed Sinbad’s love, a mermaid, and is looking to amass more magic for himself.” I personally hope the mermaid is played by someone who looks like Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. But that could just be me.

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