Actor Tom Hardy will play Sam Fisher in a forthcoming film adaptation of the Splinter Cell game series.
Eric Singer will write the screenplay for the adaptation, whose previous work includes The International. Ubisoft is currently in talks with several studios including Warner Bros. and Paramount.
The news follows confirmation that Michael Fassbender will feature in an adaptation of another of the publisher’s major properties, Assassin’s Creed.
Speaking to Variety, Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Juliet Baronnet sang the praises of Hardy.
“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.”
A new gameplay video for Ubisoft’s newest Splinter Cell installment was released yesterday.