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Tom Hardy's 'Splinter Cell' finds studio

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The Splinter Cell movie adaptation is in development at Ubisoft and New Regency, it has been confirmed.

Rights holder Ubisoft's film division will work closely with the studio after holding preliminary talks with Warner Bros and Paramount.

Tom Hardy at the world premiere of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

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Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy previously signed up to star as protagonist Sam Fisher, and screenwriter Eric Warren Singer was recruited to provide a script.

"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 Ubisoft executive Jean-Julien Baronnet.

"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."

Ubisoft and New Regency previously teamed up to bring Assassin's Creed to the big screen with Michael Fassbender attached as lead actor and producer.

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