New Regency and Ubisoft are in discussions with Macbeth director Justin Kurzel to helm the Assassin's Creed movie, according to Deadline.
Although Kurzel isn't a household name, he's currently directing a film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, in which Michael Fassbender stars in the lead role.
Ubisoft announced in July 2012 that Fassbender will star in and co-produce the Assassin's Creed movie, and that the actor was the company's "first choice" to play the series' iconic hooded hero, although it didn't mention a specific character from the franchise.
In October 2012 it was reported that work on the Assassin's Creed movie was being fast tracked after Ubisoft announced a deal with New Regency and Fox. Screenplay writing was to commence "immediately", with Ubisoft aiming to have a director, cast and script ready by summer 2013.
Ubisoft is reportedly planning an Assassin's Creed film release date of August 7, 2015.