Tom Hardy (who starred as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises) has signed on to star in Ubisoft’s movie adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell according to a report from Variety.
Eric Warren Singer who wrote “The International” will be writing up the script for the film. No major studio has been attached to the project as of yet, but Ubisoft has had preliminary talks with Warner Bros. and Paramount about it.
“Tom Hardy is currently one of the biggest talents in the film industry, and he has a phenomenal ability to take on complex and varied roles with his broad range of acting skills,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “His involvement in the ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ movie is exciting news for movie and video game fans alike. Meanwhile, Eric Singer is one of the most talented writers of the moment, and … we’re confident he’ll bring a fresh approach and create a thrilling story … while still respecting all the codes and traditions of the franchise that are so important to fans.”
This is the second Ubisoft game that will be adapted into a film by Ubisoft Motion Pictures. Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) will star in an upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie that is due out sometime very soon.
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