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According to Twitch Film, 20th Century Fox is looking to Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa to helm the big screen version of Assassin's Creed.

The Safe House and Child 44 director is not yet confirmed as the man behind the camera, but after 2012's -starring CIA action became a big box office smash, it was probably only a matter of time before Espinosa was given a prominent job like this.

Safe House had its problems but they were mostly to do with the script, and Espinosa's directorial talent stood out as one of the flick's high points. Plus, Espinosa is currently in post-production on the thriller Child 44, based on the bestselling novel by Tom Rob Smith. Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, and Gary Oldman star, so evidently they all think Espinosa is good enough!

Assassin's Creed is a video game adaptation that has been in the pipeline for some time. It is based upon the award-winning action-adventure game, and will be starring Michael Fassbender in the role of protagonist Desmond Miles. To ensure that Assassin's Creed is getting the awesome movie it deserves, acclaimed English playwright Michael Lesslie was drafted to pen the screenplay.

No dotted lines have been signed on yet, but as 20th Century Fox are looking to have the movie in cinemas for August 2015, it can't be too much longer until things are confirmed.

What about you, Assassin's Creed fans, are you pleased to see Safe House director Espinoza in the director's chair? Or do you want someone else to helm the movie? Sound off with your comments below!



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