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A film adaptation of the best-selling video game Splinter Cell is moving forward. Tom Hardy is attached to star and Bourne Identity director Doug Liman is in talks to direct.
Ubisoft developed the original game series, which remains one of the best-selling series in video game history. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported on Liman’s involvement, New Regency are developing with Ubisoft.
The producers include Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Ubisoft Motion Picture Group’s Jean-Julien Baronnet. Liman and his producing partner David Bartis will co-produce if his deal closes.
TheWrap reports that the script was penned by Eric Warren Singer, who is coming off of his Oscar nominated script for David O. Russell’s American Hustle. Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) is attached to play a spy battling terrorists.
The producers hope to start production in August to ready the film for next year.
Liman’s credits include Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity. He just finished Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise, which opens in June and will also be making Everest.
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