A few weeks ago we brought you the news that Ubisoft were planning a movie adaptation of their classic game series, Splinter Cell, and that they had attached Tom Hardy to star. The news was exciting, but sadly with no studio attached to make the film, there was no idea of if and when the film would get made.
Things have changed now and Deadline are reporting that New Regency have come onboard to partner with Ubisoft to get the film made. New Regency also recently partnered with Ubisoft over another adaptation of one of their games: Assassins Creed starring Michael Fassbender. The deal for the Splinter Cell movie is separate to the previous deal over the Assassins Creed game.
“We could not be happier to be teaming up with our friends at Ubisoft Motion Pictures on yet another truly iconic title. With a movie star like Tom Hardy in place and a gifted writer such as Eric Warren Singer penning the screenplay, we know the fans will not be let down,” said New Regency CEO and President, Brad Weston.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures will develop the film with New Regency, and Tom Hardy is attached to star in the film:
“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 Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “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.”
The Splinter Cell games have sold more than 23 million copies since its debut in 2002. Six games have been released so far with “Splinter Cell: Blacklist,” released next spring, developed by Ubisoft Toronto.
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