New Regency has come on board to produce the action thriller Splinter Cell along with Ubisoft®. Tom Hardy is confirmed to star in the project which will be scripted by Eric Warren Singer (The International).
"With actor Tom Hardy attached and screenwriter Eric Warren Singer to write the script, Ubisoft Motion Pictures will lead the development with the support of New Regency to bring the franchise to the big screen in a dynamic way," stated Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, in the official announcement. "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."
New Regency CEO and President Brad Weston said, "We could not be happier to be teaming up with our friends at Ubisoft Motion Pictures on yet another truly iconic title. With a movie star like Tom Hardy in place and a gifted writer such as Eric Warren Singer penning the screenplay, we know the fans will not be let down."
The synopsis for those who don't play the video game: "Splinter Cell follows protagonist Sam Fisher, a highly-trained special operative in a fictional black-ops sub-division, 'Echelon'. Sam Fisher and the agents of Echelon utilize combat skills, weapons and cutting-edge gadgets to neutralize international terrorist threats and rogue forces in modern, realistic stories ripped from the headlines."
This year, Hardy was seen on the big screen playing Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and the head of a bootlegging family in Lawless. He recently wrapped up work on Mad Max: Fury Road written and directed by George Miller.
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