Tom Hardy to star in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Star linked to videogame adaptation

The forthcoming adaptation of Ubisoft’s popular videogame Splinter Cell has moved closer to its first piece of casting, with Tom Hardy in talks to play the leading role.

Hardy is reportedly in line to play Sam Fisher, the special operative who headed up the first game in the series, of which the seventh installment is set to arrive next year.

At present, Ubisoft has yet to find a studio with which to work, although the developer has held discussions with both Warner Bros and Paramount.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet had the following to say about the Hardy discussions:

“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. His involvement in the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell movie is exciting news for movie and videogame 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.”

Expect a studio to snap this one up sooner rather than later...

Would Hardy be a good fit for the role? Tell us, below!

Comments

    • Monkeynuts30

      Nov 15th 2012, 10:11

      Hmm.... though I'm all in favour of Hardy for Sam Fisher, can they pull off a Splinter Cell movie without ruining it? Fisher is basically Batman without the bat motif and too much action will render the movie pointless. The real fun in the games, at least for me, was seeing how few people I had to kill; how few bullets I needed to use. Fisher was supposed to be a ghost; if the film is anything less than Bournesque it will have already failed.

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 15th 2012, 11:40

      I am gutted Michael Ironside isn't voicing the next Splinter Cell game, he WAS Sam Fisher.

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    • smellyhands

      Nov 15th 2012, 12:19

      @Hadouken76. I completely agree. Not hearing Ironsides voice whilst skulking in the shadows might be a deal breaker for me.

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    • FBGRees

      Nov 15th 2012, 17:13

      hell yeah a no brainer tom be perfect as sam fisher , give him the 5th freedom and lets make this movie happen

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 16th 2012, 1:16

      Hardy is one of my favorite actos but I just don't see him as Fisher, I picture someone more like Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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