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Bane To Play Sam Fisher In Splinter Cell Movie

Posted on November 14, 2012 AT 01:45pm

The upcoming Hollywood version of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell now has its Sam Fisher—and it’s the man who recently brought Bane to life.

Indeed, Variety reports that Tom Hardy–star of films such as The Dark Knight Rises and Mad Max: Fury Road–will step into the role of one of gaming’s most famous faces in stealth action.

The Splinter Cell movie will be the second feature film that Ubisoft is prepping for development—the first being Assassin’s Creed. While Splinter Cell has not yet been connection to any particular studio, Ubisoft has supposedly be in talks with both Warner Bros. and Paramount.

“Tom Hardy is currently one of the biggest talents in the film industry, and he has a phenomenal ability to take on complex and varied roles with his broad range of acting skills,” said Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet. “His involvement in the ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ movie is exciting news for movie and video game fans alike.”

Source: Variety

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