The Assassin's Creed movie might just have its director

News Simon Brew
23 Jan 2014 - 06:29

The man who helmed Safe House might just be the one who's going to direct the Assassin's Creed movie...

Since he scored an impressive hit with the Denzel Washington-headlined Safe House, director Daniel Espinosa has found himself linked with more than one project in the Hollywood rumour mill. A year ago, for instance, his name was heavily linked with a movie of the John Grisham book, The Racketeer.

The one film he's taken on since is the movie adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's acclaimed novel, Child 44, and that's due in cinemas later this year. And he might just be following that up with the mooted Assassin's Creed movie.

Assassin's Creed has long had Michael Fassbender attached to produce and star, but Twitch Film now reports that Espinosa is the producers' choice to direct the film. No dotted lines have been signed on as far as we can tell, but as 20th Century Fox and UbiSoft are looking to have the film in cinemas for August 7th 2015, it can't be too much longer until things are formalised.

More on the movie as we hear it.


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