We haven't heard much about New Regency and Ubisoft's planned big screen version of 'Splinter Cell' since a bidding war broke out to get the film rights and Tom Hardy signed on to play the lead back in 2012. But now the film looks like it might have a director in Doug Liman and an August start date.
Tom Hardy is the latest high-profile actor to take a starring role in a video game adaptation -- the 'Dark Knight Rises' star has just signed on to lead 'Splinter Cell,' based on the popular game franchise from Ubisoft.
‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ video game series seems like an untapped market for filmmakers. So it’s little surprise to hear that at least two major movie studios have initiated conversations with Ubisoft for the rights to convert the cinematic game experience to the big screen.