Ubisoft has announced that popular actor Tom Hardy (This Means War, The Dark Knight Rises) will take the reigns of Sam Fisher in the forthcoming Splinter Cell film adaptation. No date of release for the film has been set, with Ubisoft still looking for a studio to pick up the film. The developer is however in talks with studios at the moment, with Warner Bros. and Paramount among the front-runners.
Eric Singer who is known for his work on ‘The International’, will take on screenplay duties, with no confirmation as of now that the film will tie-in with any of the game’s story arcs.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Juliet Baronnet told Variety recently that Hardy’s and Singer’s acquisition is a major step in the right direction:
“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.”
In video game land Ubisoft look to release Splinter Cell: Blacklist sometime in Spring next year, so keep your eyes out for that.
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