Splinter Cell movie confirmed, Tom Hardy attached

News Simon Brew 6 Dec 2012 - 06:38

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.

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I'm struggling to remember one good film that was based on a game, the best I can come up with is Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which looked pretty but was a bit of a mess towards the end

Splinter Cell movie? Meh. Tom Hardy attached? Very interested....!

Certainly with Tom Hardy on board, it gives me hope that this could turn out to be a great film. If this goes well it could mean Metal Gear Solid gets made.

Scott Pilgrim you could make an argument for even though it is based on a comic rather than a game but the only one I can think of that I really enjoyed was The Street Fighter anime film. It was well plotted and had a good fight scene between Chun Li and Vega.

I kinda Like Silent Hill the first movie, wasnt perfect but wasnt terrible.
You can auto discount anything Uwe Boll has ever done along with street fighter
Special mention is the first Mortal Kombat was good in the cheesey sense

so a sequel to "this mean war"?

for years before any of you probably even thought of it, that they should bring this film out splinter cell take a look at the picture above to me it says Jason statham all the way not hardy

Jason Stratham is not the splinter cell type of person because he is all noisy in his films, Tom Hardy is a sneaky and quiet person in some of his films which matches him being the perfect actor to be Sam Fisher.

The mechanic.

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