EXCLUSIVE: New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures have set Frank John Hughes to write the next draft of the movie adaptation of the video game series Splinter Cell. The film has Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Tom Hardy attached to star and Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk producing with John Julian, Dave Bartis and Liman.
They are taking their time getting this one right as Eric Warren Singer wrote the first draft and Sheldon Turner has been among the scribes working on this. Hughes, who as an actor has been seen in 24, The Sopranos and Band Of Brothers, most recently adapted the sci-fi novel Shovel Ready for Warner Bros. Hardy will play Sam Fisher, a highly trained special operative in a fictional black-ops sub-division, “Echelon.” Fisher and the agents of Echelon utilize combat skills, weapons and cutting-edge gadgets to neutralize international terrorist threats and rogue forces in modern, realistic stories ripped from the headlines. Fisher is repped by UTA.
Ubisoft is down here at Comic Con making noise as Straight Outta Compton helmer F. Gary Gray directed an animated short film for its vidgame Assassin’s Creed. Ubisoft and New Regency are teamed on a live-action version of that film, to star Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, and Ariane Labed. Justin Kurzel is directing the film.