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Tom Hardy Gets An Action Franchise, Will Star in New Regency & Ubisoft's 'Splinter Cell' Adaptation [UPDATED]

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 6, 2012 at 2:35PM

New Regency has come on board to develop the "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" with Ubisoft. Tom Hardy is set to star.
Splinter Cell
Splinter Cell

Tom Hardy probably won't have time to be Tarzan for Warner Bros. now that he's signed on to star in "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell," which is being adapted by the creator of the source material (six existing videogames), Ubisoft. Eric Warren Singer is penning the script. New Regency has come on board to develop the project with Ubisoft. They have also teamed up for the "Assassin's Creed" film adaptation with Michael Fassbender attached as co-producer and star.

Hardy -- of Chris Nolan's "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises," as well as the upcoming "Mad Max: Fury Road" -- will star in "Splinter Cell" as Sam Fisher, a special operative involved in a black-ops mission known as Echelon.

A seventh game, "Splinter Cell: Blacklist" is set to be released in the Spring.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.