Splinter Cell Movie Is Happening, Tom Hardy Starring as Sam Fisher

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Assassin's Creed isn't the only movie that Ubisoft wants to get to the silver screen as soon as possible.

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Rumors from earlier this year that Ubisoft was looking at making a Splinter Cell movie appear to have been well-founded, according to Variety. And what's more, the movie's got a star.

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British actor Tom Hardy is reportedly on board to star as Sam Fisher, operative extraordinaire. Hardy most recently took to the silver screen as masked villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises earlier this year. He also featured in Inception, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and the sadly disappointing Star Trek: Nemesis.

The Splinter Cell game franchise dates back to 2002. The last was 2010's Conviction; the next is 2013's Blacklist.

Tom Hardy game for 'Splinter Cell' movie [Variety]

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The role of Sam Fisher was always meant to be played by no other than George Clooney.