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
Ubisoft is working with New Regency for the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed film and development of a screenplay is beginning immediately. Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which is the film and television division of Ubisoft, will develop the Assassin’s Creed film–based on the successful game franchise. It will develop the film in close collaboration with New Regency.
According to a press announcement today, the creative pieces are coming together and the project is being fast tracked. Ubisoft will maintain control of key elements of the movie’s creative direction.
“Ubisoft chose to partner with New Regency because they are a talent- and filmmaker-driven company, with the same independent and creative mindset that we have at Ubisoft Motion Pictures,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Bringing aboard New Regency’s renowned production and distribution expertise while maintaining our own creative and financial flexibility ensures that Assassin’s Creed will be a high-quality film that respects the lore and fans of the video game franchise.”
The announcement comes after Ubisoft Motion Pictures attached distinguished actor Michael Fassbender to the film.
“We wanted to do everything we could to secure the rights to Assassin’s Creed, which Ubisoft has maintained with such care and quality over the years,” said Brad Weston, president and chief executive officer, New Regency. “Having just finished working with Michael on Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave (with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible.”
Source: PlayStation Universe