Actor Tom Hardy (Batman: The Dark Knight Rises) has signed on to star as Sam Fisher in the film adaptation of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. Eric Warren Singer (The International) is writing the film, which has yet to start production. Currently, Ubisoft is in talks with Warner Bros. and Paramount to get the film on the big screen but neither has agreed to sign on yet.
"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.
He continued, "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."
When more details about the Splinter Cell movie surface we'll get you the details. In the meantime, check out what we know about Ubisoft's other movie franchise, Assassin's Creed, starring Michael Fassbender.