In March, we received official word that the creator of The Sopranos, David Chase, was working on a prequel film with the HBO series' writer Lawrence Konner. 

Now we know who the director will be: Alan Taylor.

According to a report from The Wrap, Taylor has settled on a deal with New Line to direct the film, which will reportedly be called The Many Saints of Newark. Taylor has plenty of experience working within The Sopranos' universe. He directed episodes in four of the show's six seasons, including the Primetime Emmy Award-winning "Kennedy and Heidi" episode.

Outside of The Sopranos, Taylor has credits on television shows like Game of Thrones, Mad MenBoardwalk Empire, and Electric Dreams. He has also directed the films Thor: The Dark World and Terminator Genisys.

The Wrap reports that the film takes place in the 1960s "when riots swept through Newark, New Jersey and conflicts between African-American and Italian residents were at their worst." It has also been confirmed that a handful of characters from the original series will appear in the film.

Nicole Lambert will serve as an executive producer. Casting decisions have not yet been announced.

The Sopranos aired for six seasons starting in 1999 and ending in 2007. The show won 21 Primetime Emmy Awards.