While video game movies aren’t exactly all that prosperous, maybe with the exception to Resident Evil, Ubisoft is hoping one of their biggest franchises will be a groundbreaking hit. Early indications are already looking good as Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, best known for his breakout roles in Inception, Warrior and The Dark Knight Rises, has been cast for in the upcoming Splinter Cell film adaptation.
“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.”
Hardy has been signed to play as Sam Fisher, the hero of the Splinter Cell series, but unfortunately development has yet to get off the ground as Ubisoft is still looking to reach an agreement with a studio to produce the film. Things should go a little smoother with Hardy on board, but we hope they do good by the Splinter Cell name.