Tom Hardy has signed on to star in Ubisoft’s film adaptation of Splinter Cell.
Hardy will play Sam Fisher, a highly-trained special operative. Hardy recently played Bane in WB’s The Dark Knight Rises and is currently shooting Mad Max: Fury Road.
“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.”
The Splinter Cell series has sold more than 23 million copies since 2002.
Ubisoft also has an Assassin’s Creed film in the works with Michael Fassbender co-producing and headlining.