The video game adaptation will feature Hardy in the role of special operative Sam Fisher. Screenwriter Eric Singer, known best for penning American Bullshit, will write the film's script.
New Regency first partnered with Ubisoft earlier in October to produce a film adaptation of Assassin's Creed starring Shame's Michael Fassbender. Both Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell projects will likely be distributed by Fox. As part of this partnership, Ubisoft will help in the development of Splinter Cell alongside Regency, co-producing the title with CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures Jean-Julien Baronnet.
"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."
The Splinter Cell series began in 2002. The next entry in the franchise, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, is scheduled to launch next spring.
Update: The upcoming film's director and additional cast were initially misidentified in this story. No director is currently attached.