20th Century Fox’s adaptation of Ubisoft’s popular video game Assassin’s Creed is part of 2015’s blockbuster onslaught, and now the film might have a director. According to Twitch, the studio and producers have chosen Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) for the gig. For those unfamiliar with the game, it takes place in two timelines where a man in the present is put in a machine that allows him to relive the memories of his ancestor Altaïr ibn-La’Ahad, who was part of a secret guild of assassins during the Third Crusade. Working in the guild involves not only killing targets, but also parkour, jumping off of high towers, and hiding in wagons filled with hay.
Michael Fassbender will play the lead, and the film is set to be released on August 7, 2015. Espinosa recently helmed the upcoming dramatic thriller Child 44, and he’s also attached to Gang Story starring Liam Neeson as well as an adaptation of John Grisham‘s The Racketeer.