Splinter Cell Movie Is Happening, Tom Hardy Starring As Sam Fisher

Splinter Cell Movie Is Happening, Tom Hardy Starring As Sam Fisher


Assassin’s Creed isn’t the only movie that Ubisoft wants to get to the silver screen as soon as possible.

Rumors from earlier this year that Ubisoft was looking at making a Splinter Cell movie appear to have been well-founded, according to Variety. And what’s more, the movie’s got a star.

British actor Tom Hardy is reportedly on board to star as Sam Fisher, operative extraordinaire. Hardy most recently took to the silver screen as masked villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises earlier this year. He also featured in Inception, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and the sadly disappointing Star Trek: Nemesis.

The Splinter Cell game franchise dates back to 2002. The last was 2010’s Conviction; the next is 2013’s Blacklist.

Tom Hardy game for ‘Splinter Cell’ movie [Variety]

Comments

  • *puts on Southern Moonshiner voice* alright then… *wipes blood from knuckle dusters*

    (Seriously people, go watch Lawless).

  • This is bloody good casting. Hardy has proven he’s very versatile, he was fantastic as Bane, even in that romcom with Chris Pine he was the highlight of that movie (tho the movie was a turd), ‘This is war’ I think it was called? It had a great paintball scene where he *destroyed* a group of kids with a paintball gun lol. Warrior he was fantastic in and Bronson he was stunning. Two great actors cast in two potentially good roles in the last week. Hardy and Fassbender. Lets hope this is the start of a good series of videogame movies.

    Next up? James Gandolfini cast as mario! 😉 lol

  • Good choice. The guy is badass and can act. So glad they didn’t go the pretty boy route and get someone like Hemsworth.

  • Bah. Nothing against Tom Hardy, but the key interesting thing about Sam Fischer as a protagonist was that he was a seasoned old veteran.

    It’s a very interesting part of his character that they seem to erode game after game, seemingly making him younger, and younger as the series progresses. I was hoping a movie would follow in the same footsteps.

  • Why the hell not use Michael Ironside – the original voice of Sam Fisher, who was already an accomplished actor? Tom Hardy lol please.

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