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.

On the heels of the announcement that Michael Fassbender will star in the film adaptation of Ubisoft's 'Assassin's Creed' video games series, Variety reports that Tom Hardy has signed to star in the company's film version of their 'Splinter Cell' franchise. But before you get all judgy about Tom Hardy starring in a video game movie because when was the last time one of those was even good -- know that the script is in good hands with Eric Warren Singer, the scribe behind 'The International' and the upcoming David O. Russell flick once known as 'American Bulls---.' The film is currently not set up at a studio but both Warner Bros. and Paramount are interested in picking up the film.

'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell,' based on the works of author Tom Clancy, obviously, is a huge ongoing hit on the video game market with six games so far released and 'Splinter Cell: Blacklist' scheduled for release early next year.

Hardy will take the role of Sam Fisher, an incredibly skilled special operative and member of the fictional black-ops organization called Echelon. No other details are known at this time, but we assume that's because this is a top secret mission, you know?

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