Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, will develop the Splinter Cell movie in close collaboration with New Regency. Ubisoft also recently announced it attached award-winning actor Tom Hardy and up-and-coming screenwriter Eric Warren Singer (The International) to the film. This seems like a great partnership for Ubisoft, if Regency lets them maintain the creative control they desire this as well as the Assassin’s Creed movie could be awesome. By the same token, Ubisoft has to defer to New Regency in terms of where changes may need to be made to make things more appealing in a motion picture, what works in a video game may not necessarily work in a movie. If they can truly collaborate, fans should get some awesome results, if not then this film and the Assassin’s Creed film may end up on the wrong side of video game movie adaptations.
With actor Tom Hardy attached and screenwriter Eric Warren Singer to write the script, Ubisoft Motion Pictures will lead the development with the support of New Regency to bring the franchise to the big screen in a dynamic way, said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. For Ubisoft Motion Pictures, creative control is key and New Regency shares our commitment to respecting the creative freedom of our team. Their ability to produce both blockbusters and intriguing indie hits is an ideal fit for the Splinter Cell franchise.
We could not be happier to be teaming up with our friends at Ubisoft Motion Pictures on yet another truly iconic title. With a movie star like Tom Hardy in place and a gifted writer such as Eric Warren Singer penning the screenplay, we know the fans will not be let down, said New Regency CEO and President, Brad Weston.
This deal is separate from but builds upon the recent partnership between Ubisoft and New Regency to develop the Assassins Creed film.