Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy ( The Dark Knight Rises, Bronson, Warrior) has signed up to play the iconic spy Sam Fischer from ubisoft’s hit game “Splinter Cell”.
Eric Warren Singer (“The International”) will be writing the script.
Currently there are no studios attached to the movie, but Warner Bros. and Paramount are eyeing the project.
“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,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “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.”
So there you have it. What do you think about the casting decision?
Special thanks to Variety for the heads up.