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article imageTom Hardy set to play Sam Fisher in 'Splinter Cell' movie

By Can Tran     Nov 16, 2012 in Entertainment
While there are no announcements for a production date, actor Tom Hardy has been tapped to play Sam Fisher, the star of the "Splinter Cell" series.
Ever since 2000, there has been a growing popularity of live-action adaptation of comics from both Marvel and DC. There have been video games based off the movie adaptations of such video games. Within the last few years, we had movies such as “X-Men: First Class,” “Green Lantern,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Kick-Ass,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” etc. In the case of video games, movies being adapted from video games are by no means new. Games such as “Alone in the Dark,” “Resident Evil,” “Street Fighter,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Max Payne,” “Hitman,” and “Bloodrayne” have been adapted into live-action movies.
Currently, the Montreal-based game company called Ubisoft has two franchises that are undergoing live-movie adaptations. One is “Assassin's Creed” with Michael Fassbender. Recently, “Assassin's Creed III” and “Assassin's Creed III: Liberation” were released respectively for the Playstation 3 and the Playstation Vita. The other franchise is the “Splinter Cell” series which can be seen as Ubisoft's answer to Konami's “Metal Gear” franchise.
It has been announced that an actor has already been chosen to portray Sam Fisher, the star and titular character of the Splinter Cell series. No, it's not Michael Ironside who is credited with doing the voice for Fisher in the previous Splinter Cell games. The role of Sam Fisher is due to be portrayed by British actor Tom Hardy. Hardy's notable credits are “Bronson,” “Warrior,” and “The Dark Knight Rises.” In The Dark Knight Rises, Hardy played Bane, who is the main antagonist of the movie.
The writer for the live-action adaptation is Eric Singer. However, no further information has been given on pre-production. If and when the production date is set, there is this one question: Will Hardy be able to live up to the iconic role of Sam Fisher?
In the case of Assassin's Creed, Michael Fassbender is part of the cast.
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