Nov 15, 2012 04:08 PM EST

Tom Hardy Cast in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Tom Hardy Cast in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Tom Hardy, who played Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises", has signed on to star in "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell".  The film will be adapted by Ubisoft from its popular video game of the same name. Hardy will be playing the role of Sam Fisher, a highly-trained special operative in a fictional black-ops operation called Echelon.

"Tom Hardy is currently one of the biggest talents in the film industry, and he has a phenomenal ability to take on complex and varied roles with his broad range of acting skills," said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. "His involvement in the 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' movie is exciting news for movie and video game fans alike. Meanwhile, Eric Singer is one of the most talented writers of the moment, and ... we're confident he'll bring a fresh approach and create a thrilling story ... while still respecting all the codes and traditions of the franchise that are so important to fans."

This marks the second major movie project based on one of Ubisoft's games, the first being  "Assassin's Creed".  While "Splinter Cell" has not been set up with a studio yet, they have had preliminary talks with Warner Bros. and Paramount. 
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