Assassin's Creed isn't the only movie that Ubisoft wants to get to the silver screen as soon as possible.
British actor Tom Hardy is reportedly on board to star as Sam Fisher, operative extraordinaire. Hardy most recently took to the silver screen as masked villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises earlier this year. He also featured in Inception, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and the sadly disappointing Star Trek: Nemesis.
The Splinter Cell game franchise dates back to 2002. The last was 2010's Conviction; the next is 2013's Blacklist.
Tom Hardy game for 'Splinter Cell' movie [Variety]
The existence of a brand new entry in Ubisoft and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series is no surprise—Ubisoft Toronto managing director Jade Raymond has already confirmed she's leading the development team. What's new are apparently leaked details on the forthcoming sixth Splinter Cell.
According to a report from Gamerzines, audio equipment maker Blue Sky posted images on its web site seemingly from the game's title screen, which refers to the game as simple Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and SC6. Those images have since been removed by both parties.
The images, if real, don't tell us too much other than that it appears Sam Fisher will return with his trademark night vision goggles. The text "BROKEN ARROW" appears, indicating that the game may focus on an event involving "nuclear weapons, warheads or components, but which does not create the risk of nuclear war."