We already know that Michael Fassbender is looking to star in a live-action adaptation of the popular Assassin’s Creed video game and now we can add Tom Hardy to the Splinter Cell feature. The popular actor has officially attached himself to play the lead role of Sam Fisher, according to Collider.
Ubisoft Pictures’ CEO went on to say this in a released statement:
“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 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.”
So we have a writer and a star attached. It’s only a matter of time before a director is announced!
Are you excited for a live-action Splinter Cell film? Does the casting of Tom Hardy excite or upset you?