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Splinter Cell movie to star Tom Hardy

Wednesday, 14th November 2012 21:56 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Tom Hardy, who played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, has signed on to play Sam Fisher in the upcoming Splinter Cell movie.

“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 skill,” Ubisoft said of the signing.

“His involvement in the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell movie is exciting news for movie and video game fans alike.”

Hardy played Eames in Inception and Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis, among a long list of less geeky credits.

The publisher also confirmed the involvement of scriptwriter Eric Warren Singer, best known for The International, but also responsible for upcoming David O. Russell effort American Bullshit.

“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,” Ubisoft said.

We last heard about the project in June, when Paramount was said to be in talks with Ubisoft; Warner is also on the cards, and Variety reports Ubisoft is yet to seal the deal.

Thanks, Bleeding Cool.

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8 Comments

  1. Fin

    JASON STATHAM?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    Tom Hardy was pretty crazy in Bronson.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    He was fantastic in Warrior and Lawless.

    Also great in Rock’n Rolla.

    If he wants to play Sam Fisher, he’d have to lose some muscle though, that guy has the neck of a bull.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. viralshag

    Holy crap I didn’t even realise that was him in Star Trek! Tom Hardy is awesome, not who I would have thought of but a great choice.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. MadFingerz

    Yeah, Hardy is a good actor, he can go from a charismatic, smart ass character in Inception, to an hard ass, serious mother fucker one in Warrior. Granted he doesn’t look much like Sam but he would do the part well, I guess.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. anonsinner

    Haven’t seen him in a bad role. Even made This Means War watchable…almost

    #6 2 years ago
  7. The_Red

    Ubi can do the impossible. They are trying to do what Marvel Studios did: Take their own franchises and turn them into decent films that put the hollywood produced ones to shame (Compare Marvel’s Iron Man or Cap America movies to old Cap America or Fantastic Four films)/

    #7 2 years ago
  8. roadkill

    Good choice Ubisoft!

    #8 2 years ago

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