New Regency has confirmed that it has signed on to produce the planned movie adaptation of Splinter Cell.
The project will star Tom Hardy as stealthy hero Sam Fisher, with screenplay provided by Eric Singer of The International Fame.
According to a Variety report, New Regency said that it will work closely with Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet on the film.
“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 Baronnet.
“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.”
In addition to its work on Splinter Cell, New Regency is also in line to produce the big screen adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, which features Michael Fassbender.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures has confirmed that the planned movie adaptation of Splinter Cell will star Tom Hardy.
No details on the flick have been revealed so far, and Ubisoft is currently in talks with a number of studios to support the project, including Warner Bros. and Paramount.
Hardy of course featured in a number of Hollywood blockbusters including The Dark Knight Rises and Inception. No further cast details have been revealed at present.
The Splinter Cell movie will feature a script penned by The International’s Eric Warren Singer.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet commented: “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.”
The next instalment in the Splinter Cell videogame franchise is currently in development at Ubisoft Toronto.
Source: PlayStation Universe