Most recently slated for release on June 19, 2015, 20th Century Fox has opted to delay the Assassin's Creed film adaptation for two months. Barring further delays, the film will now debut on August 7.

No specific reason is given for the delay, but as The Hollywood Reporter points out, Assassin's Creed is just one of three action films being pushed back by Fox. Matthew Vaughn's spy flick Secret Service has moved from November 2014 to March 2015, while the company's Fantastic Four reboot has shifted from March 2015 to June. There seem to be no nefarious reasons for these delays, and they are most likely the result of Fox executives ensuring a nice, even distribution of big-budget action features for the near future.

Though little is known of the film, we can say that Assassin's Creed will star Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) as an ordinary, modern man sent into the Animus to relive the historic adventures of his ancestors, many of whom made a habit of stealthy murder.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.