Splinter Cell movie confirmed, Tom Hardy attached
The movie take on Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, starring Tom Hardy, moves another step forward...
A week or two back, word broke that Tom Hardy's name was being linked with a movie of the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell videogame series. It was a move that caught many by surprise, in much the same way UbiSoft did when it announced that Michael Fassbender was on-board its plans to turn the Assassin's Creed games into films. The reaction to Hardy's involvement was positive.
UbiSoft has now announced that it's definitely pressing ahead with the film, and that it's partnering with New Regency to help finance it. That's the same partner it's working with on the aforementioned Assassin's Creed big screen project, and the screenplay to Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is now being penned by Eric Warren Singer.
The official statement from UbiSoft Motion Pictures declares that "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".
We can't imagine that UbiSoft is targeting this as an indie project in the traditional sense, but we get the point.
There's no timeframe in place that we know of on either Assassin's Creed or Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell at the moment. We'd expect both films to move forward next year, though.
Follow our Twitter feed for faster news and bad jokes right here. And be our Facebook chum here.