When it comes to films, Ubisoft once stated that, “”We want to keep ownership, retain control over the film content, and we’re open to work with studios on the development of our projects, and eventually collaborate on the pre-casting, pre-budget and script.”
Today, the studio announced that it will be teaming up with New Regency for the adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, based on the popular action-adventure stealth video game.
Tom Hardy, who portrayed Bane in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, will star as the action movie’s main protagonist Sam Fisher, a highly-trained agent of a fictional black-ops sub-division called the “Third Echelon” within the National Security Agency (NSA).
According to Variety, New Regency will work closely with Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
“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,” Baronnet said. “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.”
In October, New Regency joined forces with Ubisoft for their first partnership to produce the “Assassin’s Creed” movie with Michael Fassbender set to star as Desmond Miles.