Tom Hardy to Play Sam Fisher in 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell'

Posted 6:12 PM November 14th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
Tom Hardy

Like toy maker Hasbro, game publisher Ubisoft is trying to develop some of its most popular properties into movies, hoping to create a feedback loop where the games can sell the movies and where the movies can sell the games. One of those game properties Ubisoft is trying to bring to the big screen is Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.

According to Variety, the gamer publisher has hired Eric Warren Singer to pen the screenplay, with Tom Hardy attached to play the lead character, Sam Fisher. In the video game, Fisher belongs to a group of elite black ops who are sent out on clandestine missions.

The movie is currently not set up at a movie studio, but Ubisoft is talking to Warner Bros. and Paramount, hoping one of the studio will partner with game publisher on this. With the amount of control Ubisoft is asking for, the studios may balk but if the financials are favorable to all parties, one of them will bite.

Ubisoft's other video game movie Assassin's Creed is further along. The movie will star Michael Fassbender as an assassin named Desmond Miles whose organization is involved in a conflict with the Templars. The movie may come out as early as 2013.

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