After the initial shock announcement some months ago that a movie prequel of 'The Sopranos' was currently underway, very little has been announced in the way of news - until now, that is.

TheWrap is reporting that none other than series veteran Alan Taylor has been tapped to direct. The director's previous credits beyond 'The Sopranos' include 'Terminator: Genisys', 'Thor: The Dark World' and pretty much every HBO series there is. Really.

We're talking 'Deadwood', 'Sex and the City', 'Rome', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Game Of Thrones', and even 'Oz' and 'Homicide: Life On The Street' - not to mention non-HBO shows like 'The West Wing' and 'Lost' in there as well.

Plot details have been kept tightly secret, but it's understood that the film takes place during the Newark Riots of 1967, which last four days and saw 26 people die and hundreds more injured, not to mention millions in property damage and destruction. There's been no word on casting as of yet, but the brief statement from New Line made it clear that characters from 'The Sopranos' will appear in the movie, most likely Corrado 'Uncle Jun' Soprano and Tony Soprano's father, Giovanni 'Johnny Boy' Soprano.

David Chase, the show's creator, is set to pen the screenplay with Lawrence Konner as co-writer. No release date has been set as of yet.