New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures have announced today that they have found a new writer for their long-awaited adaptation of hit video game Splinter Cell, reports Deadline.
Frank John Hughes has been set as the new scribe for the film, which is set to star Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) and will be directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow). Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle) initially worked on the script, as did Sheldon Turner (X-Men: First Class). Hughes, who has acted in television shows as 24 and The Sopranos, previously wrote 2012’s Dark Tourist.
The film will see Hardy taking on the role of Sam Fisher, “a highly trained special operative in a fictional black-ops sub-division, “Echelon.”