Tom Hardy set to play Sam Fisher in ‘Splinter Cell’ adaptation

Posted: November 14, 2012 in Movies, Video Games

Video game junkies rejoice!  First it was Ubisoft announcing that the great Michael Fassbender will be playing Altair in the Assassin’s Creed adaptation due out in the next couple of years, and now we’ve got confirmation of another longstanding Ubisoft franchise getting the movie treatment.

It was announced today that Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Lawless) will be playing the role of superspy Sam Fisher in the film adaptation of popular video game franchise, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.  Cinemablend reports (via Variety) that while the project does not yet have a production studio, Ubisoft have already met with Warner Bros. and Paramount.  The film will be written by Eric Warren Singer – who only has one film credit, The International – and does not yet have a director.

CEO of Ubisoft Motion PicturesJean-Julien Baronnet issued a statement;

“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. 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.”

Tom Hardy is already committed to another Tom Clancy feature Without Remorse, so there’s no telling how this new project might impact that one.

Splinter Cell first made its appearance in the video game world back in 2002.

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