14 November 2012 1:28 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After reporting that screenwriter Eric Singer (The International) would be adapting the Ubisoft game Splinter Cell for the big screen, word has come out that none other than Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) is attached to star. Hardy will play special operative Sam Fisher, the character who kicked off the video game franchise that will release its seventh installment next spring. The project is not yet set up at a studio, but Ubisoft has talked to Warner Bros. and Paramount. Moving forward, Ubisoft presumably looks to retain a majority of control over creative development as has become characteristic of the company since its Prince of Persia feature adaptation. Hit the jump for more. Variety reports that Hardy is attached to star in Splinter Cell, the first in the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell franchise that could possibly kick-start a movie series of its own. This is the second big get for the company, »


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