Press Release: New Regency On Board To Produce TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL Film Adaptation

New Regency and Ubisoft have announced that they will be working together on the upcoming big screen adaptation of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, which has Tom Hardy (TDKR) attached to star. Hit the jump to read the full press release.

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By Paul Romano - 12/5/2012


Ubisoft® and New Regency announced that they are partnering on the forthcoming Tom Clancy’s™ Splinter Cell® film.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, will develop the Splinter Cell movie in close collaboration with New Regency. Ubisoft also recently announced it attached award-winning actor Tom Hardy and up-and-coming screenwriter Eric Warren Singer (“The International”) to the film.

“With actor Tom Hardy attached and screenwriter Eric Warren Singer to write the script, Ubisoft Motion Pictures will lead the development with the support of New Regency to bring the franchise to the big screen in a dynamic way,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “For Ubisoft Motion Pictures, creative control is key and New Regency shares our commitment to respecting the creative freedom of our team. Their ability to produce both blockbusters and intriguing indie hits is an ideal fit for the Splinter Cell franchise.”

“We could not be happier to be teaming up with our friends at Ubisoft Motion Pictures on yet another truly iconic title. With a movie star like Tom Hardy in place and a gifted writer such as Eric Warren Singer penning the screenplay, we know the fans will not be let down,” said New Regency CEO and President, Brad Weston.

This deal is separate from but builds upon the recent partnership between Ubisoft and New Regency to develop the Assassin’s Creed® film.

Tom Clancy’s™ Splinter Cell® is an award-winning stealth action video game series that has sold more than 23 million copies since its debut in 2002. Splinter Cell follows protagonist Sam Fisher, a highly-trained special operative in a fictional black-ops sub-division, “Echelon”. Sam Fisher and the agents of Echelon utilize combat skills, weapons and cutting-edge gadgets to neutralize international terrorist threats and rogue forces in modern, realistic stories ripped from the headlines. Development for the next installment, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, is being led by the Ubisoft Toronto studio, and the game is set for release in Spring 2013.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures was created in January 2011 to expand the audience of Ubisoft’s successful video game brands by bringing them to film, television and Web series. In addition to the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell film, the studio is also partnering with New Regency on the upcoming film based on the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and is in production on the Rabbids TV series, a collection of 78 seven-minute CGI episodes based on the insane stars of the video game franchise of the same name, in partnership with France Televisions and Nickelodeon.










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TheBurnSays - 12/5/2012, 2:44 PM
Can't wait. Hope it will be good.
TheManWithBigEars - 12/5/2012, 2:48 PM
Tom Hardy will undoubtedly do a great job in the role, but I still can't really picture him as Sam Fisher, Aaron Eckhart felt like a perfect fit 2 me...
TankD - 12/5/2012, 2:57 PM
Not to sure about that writer.
jimpinto24 - 12/5/2012, 2:59 PM
Ton Hardy was a great choice to play Sam Fisher. Can't wait for Splinter Cell!
InfiniteMonkey - 12/5/2012, 2:59 PM
This is going to be badazz!

GO TOM and kick the bastards in!
SmellofDuty - 12/5/2012, 3:21 PM
I'm excited for this. Anyybody see Tom's amazing role in Lawless?? He did great!
HavocPrime - 12/5/2012, 3:37 PM
Hope Michael Ironside gets a cameo or something, like the guy who trained him would be a cool part.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 12/5/2012, 3:49 PM
Tom Hardy is horrible casting. He looks and sounds nothing like him.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 12/5/2012, 3:50 PM
and by "him" I mean Fisher
Minato - 12/5/2012, 4:17 PM
shit movie, Bring on the Reboot
TheShape727 - 12/5/2012, 5:06 PM
I vote Hardy for 007 when Craig is done...
CaptainAmerica31 - 12/5/2012, 6:06 PM
^^im right with you Hardy for Bond! And if Nolan directs it then it's even more likely!!!
jondoe297 - 12/5/2012, 7:00 PM
This might be the only video game movie that could be good cuz with splinter cell is,more in the real world then fantasy like Assassins Creed so I have faith
mgeoff88 - 12/5/2012, 9:05 PM
That sounds good except for Tom Hardy as Sam Fisher. I assume he's supposed to be playing him.

I think he's a fantastic actor, but it's hard for me to imagine him playing Sam Fisher.
pepe - 12/5/2012, 11:23 PM
Tom Hardy.... Even taller than Danny Devito
Protonite - 12/6/2012, 2:40 AM
So how about that Rainbow Six movie?
EdgyOutsider - 12/6/2012, 4:03 AM
I've never cared for Splinter Cell but I really do like Assassin's Creed. Both films have amazing actors attached to the movies. Tom Hardy will be a great Sam Fisher.

I'm still waiting for news that Warner Bros. got rid of Kevin Tancharoen and is looking for a new director for the Mortal Kombat reboot, cause Tancharoen (despite being a fan of the series)is a terrible choice to direct Mortal Kombat. I know this is me being somewhat biased but, I feel Mortal Kombat is the video game franchise with the most cinematic potential.
prototype87 - 12/6/2012, 9:22 AM
superbatspiderman - 12/6/2012, 3:37 PM
Tom Hardy seems too young for Sam Fisher. I guess I will have to save my judgment until I see footage. The guy did pull off Bane so i think he can do it.

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