Doug Liman set to direct Splinter Cell

Set to team up with leading man Tom Hardy

Ubisoft looks to have found a director for its Splinter Cell adaptation, with Heat Vision reporting that Doug Liman is in final negotiations to join the project.

The film has been floundering around in development hell for several years now, with Peter Berg previously attached to direct before eventually growing frustrated and jumping ship.

With Eric Singer currently working on a script, the film will follow the exploits of a covert operative named Sam Fisher, the star of the popular videogame series upon which the story is based.

Tom Hardy has already signed on to play Fisher, and Liman’s arrival should help push this one forward, with the studio aiming for a 2015 release date.

With Edge Of Tomorrow garnering considerable buzz, it looks as though Liman is on a bit of an action roll. Could this be a rare example of a videogame adaptation that doesn’t suck? Let’s hope so…

Is Liman a good pick to direct? Tell us, below!

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    • Banjaspliff

      Mar 20th 2014, 9:53

      As a huge fan of the Splinter Cell series I am confident about the choice of director and leading man. It all comes down to Eric Singer whether he can give it the right treatment or not. Looking forward for this.

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 20th 2014, 11:10

      I hope Michael Ironside doesn't cameo. Donn't get me wrong, he is brilliant as Sam Fisher, it will just be a bit odd hearing Fishers ' voice talking to himself.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 20th 2014, 14:19

      Doug Liman IMO is an underrated director, I mean he's the one who after all started the Bourne franchise. Plus you can't go wrong with Hardy at the moment. Hopefully this and Fassbender's Assassin's Creed movie gets rid of the video game movie curse.

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