Tom Hardy is now attached to star in the recently announced big screen adaptation of the hit video game "Splinter Cell." Though the project still isn't set up at a studio, that should end soon with Hardy on board, and there's a script in the works from Eric Warren Singer ("The International" and David O. Russell's upcoming untitled movie aka "American Bullshit"). The covert-op game is a massively popular one, but bringing button mashers to the multiplex has always been tricky.
However, with Michael Fassbender on "Assassin's Creed," it looks like video game movies are getting a bit more respectable. What's next? Jessica Chastain in "Grand Theft Auto"? Actually, that would be cool. That idea is free, Hollywood. [Deadline]