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Tom Hardy confirmed for the Splinter Cell movie

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy has signed on to star in "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell," Ubisoft's film adaptation of its popular videogame franchise that has sold over 23 million copies to date.

The rumour is that Splinter Cell hasn't been taken on board with any company yet, although Ubisoft has had preliminary talks with Warner Bros. and Paramount, who are both interested.

Hardy, known for his roles in The Dark Knight Rises, Inception and The Fighter, will play Sam Fisher, a highly-trained special operative in a fictional black-ops operation called Echelon. Hardy is currently hard at work filming a new film in the Mad Max series.

"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."

We'll have more on this when it's announced.

Edited On 15 Nov, 2012

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HappyNoodleBoy's avatar
HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
I would of put money on eithet Sam Worthington or Jason Statham to landing the roll.l, but hey ho. Tom Hardy is quality actor, but can he do the split jump between two walls?
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lou86 4 years ago
He was a class actor in Bronson. Im sure he will do good with it all. I love it when they use proper actors. I know who would be better to go with out of Warner Bros or Paramount. Paramount all day as Warner Bros shocked me with Titanic 2 why oh why Warner Bros LOL. An for all you who haven't seen it go an watch it so cheese an cheap LOL
Barada's avatar
'Titanic II' wasn't anything to do with a major studio; and more importantly, it is the name of the ship in the movie - not intended as a unofficial sequel. You always see these type of cloned ideas made on the cheap-to-virtually-no-budget movies all the time, trying to lure unsuspecting viewers into thinking it is connected in some way to a superior original - UK SyFy channel used to show a ton of these useless films.
Barada 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Still does, some of them make you laugh, most of them make you cringe.
Dead 4 years ago
lou86's avatar
Barada it come up with WB that removed it from youtube for copywrite issues. I looked it up an you are correct its not WB its The Asylum that made it so sorry for the miss info an thanks for sharing the light LOL Best CGI iv seen in a film NOT.
lou86 4 years ago
Barada's avatar
Think Warner would want any reference to its products taken down off Youtube (but taking down this horrible movie, made by somebody else, is a mystery). I don't know why companies are opposed to some 'free' advertising for any of their products on Youtube - don't we do them a favour by posting these things.
Barada 4 years ago
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ALIAS 4 years ago
Huge Splinter Cell fan, first game got with my original xbox. I didn't see this coming. I hope it will be good.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Not got huge hopes for this considering the track record for most game tie-ins. Still got a slightest bit of hope
Hope this will be good movie as used to be right into Splinter Cell back in the day.

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