Tom Hardy, the British actor who recently played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, has signed on to play Sam Fisher in the movie adaptation of the Splinter Cell video game series
It's time for another video game movie adaptation, and time for gamers all over to hope it isn't terrible. Ubisoft has just officially announced that a Splinter Cell movie is in the works, though no studio has been signed to the project yet. This confirms rumors which started circulating during the summer and is the second movie-related news coming from Ubisoft recently. A few weeks ago, it was announced that New Regency and Fox were going to be working on an Assassin's Creed movie co-produced by Michael Fassbender.
Photoshop some night vision goggles to his forehead and you've basically got Sam Fisher
Splinter Cell's "rival" franchise in the stealth genre, Metal Gear, is also in the process of making a movie. During the 25th anniversary event for Metal Gear, Avi Arad, the founder of Marvel Studios, took the stage to declare that he would be producing a Metal Gear movie for Colombia Studios.
Ubisoft also stated that Tom Hardy, who was in recent titles such as The Dark Knight Rises and This Means War, will be starring in the movie, playing the lead as Sam Fisher. Chances are you'll have to wait a long time to see the movie hit theaters though. In the mean time, the next Splinter Cell game, Blacklist, will be coming out next year.