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Tom Hardy Enters Splinter Cell
He's attached to be Sam Fisher

15 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Tom Hardy Joins Splinter Cell

With Assassin’s Creed bubbling along in its development tubes, video game company Ubisoft is looking to keep the pipeline full of product, pushing development for a based on its Splinter Cell series into a higher gear. The team has now hired Eric Singer to write the script and landed the services of Tom Hardy to play Sam Fisher.

Though no studio is attached yet, Ubisoft nabbing Hardy certainly indicates it’s serious about turning Cell into a new action franchise.

Using the five titles available as source material, Singer will be writing a script that follows special ops expert Sam Fisher, the leader of a fictional tactical team. He’ll be going up against international terrorists.

Given the game’s popularity – it’s been a huge seller since it debuted in 2002 – the developers are hoping for a built-in audience, albeit one that will be ready to tear the film down if it doesn’t succeed in matching the game. But we seriously doubt Hardy would attach himself to something if he didn’t think it was worth giving a shot.

Hardy’s currently hard at work on George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, playing Max Rockatansky. He’s also in development on various movies, including two about animal poaching and one about the story of George Mallory’s ascent of Everest.


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Your Comments

too young.
I think he is too young to play fisher, he would be perfect for the role in about 10 years but not now. fisher is supposed to be an older and more experienced soldier. More

Posted by kevy85 at 21:26 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

too young.
I think he is too young to play fisher, he would be perfect for the role in about 10 years but not now. fisher is supposed to be an older and more experienced soldier. More

Posted by kevy85 at 21:24 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

24?
Well I guess this is the closest I'll get to a 24 movie I suppose... Doesn't Fisher's daughter get kidnapped in one of the games? I always felt like Bauer when I played the older ones, but haven't really visited the series since the PS2/XBOX era... More

Posted by TPM007 at 15:37 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

Kind of obvious really!!!
They're the head of each other. More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 12:24 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

I was worried they would get Guy Pearce or Jeremy Renner to play the role, but Hardy is a great choice. More

Posted by jamieross00 at 10:00 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

First time I almost shat myself with excitement at a news headline! Would never have thought of Tom Hardy but it makes perfect sense! More

Posted by hallbags at 09:34 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

Tom Hardy has no charisma? Did you watch "Inception"? At all??? If you watch that and then still don't get how he gets roles then watch "Warrior". This is awesome news. Between him for Splinter Cell and Fassbender for Assassin's Creed there may just be a good video game movie on the way... More

Posted by lukeynemo at 08:30 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Tom Hardy Enters Splinter Cell
Can't be any worse than his turn as bane. This guy has the charisma of a cornflake, I don't understand how this guy gets roles. More

Posted by Dannybohy at 07:32 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

No, you're not :) This is good news, the film's off to a great start. More

Posted by OrganicLifeform at 00:12 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

Perfect
Sorry but am I the only fellow here who thinks that this is perfect casting. More

Posted by JJB888 at 00:08 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

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