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After coming off the giant hit The Dark Knight Rises Tom Hardy will now have an opportunity to star in his own franchise.
Hardy, who played the villain Bane in Rises is attached to star in the adaptation of the video game Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell according to Deadline.
Deadline is also reporting that no studio has attached itself to the project, but Warner Bros. and Paramount are interested. Ubisoft, which produced the video game, is also producing the movie using its new motion picture division.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Eric Singer has been tapped to write the screenplay. Singer also wrote the script American Bullshit which stars Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner is in production now.
The game revolves around Sam Fisher who is a covert operative and travels around the world performing secret government missions. There have been a total of 5 Splinter Cell games with a 6th set to be released next year.
Hardy has previously starred in Inception, This Means War and Lawless.