The movie adaptation of Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell has been on the cards for some time now, and at one point Peter Berg was going to direct. However, it seems that finally the project is moving forward as New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures have hired Doug Liman to direct.
Liman is no stranger to this genre of film, having previously directed films like The Bourne Identity, Mr and Mrs Smith and Jumper, and he has also just finished work on the Tom Cruise starring Edge of Tomorrow.
Tom Hardy, who has been set to star since the beginning, is still onboard. Eric Singer (“American Hustle, “”The International”) has penned the script about the adventures of terrorist-fighting spy Sam Fisher, and this one is moving very fast.
Production is expected to begin in August, with a planned release date for sometime in 2015.
No plot details have been released yet.