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Director Doug Liman talks Splinter Cell adaptation starring Tom Hardy

06.02.2014

While making the publicity rounds for his new movie EDGE OF TOMORROW, director Doug Liman shared a few details with IGN on his upcoming SPLINTER CELL film starring Tom Hardy. A new writer was hired last month for the video game adaptation, and Liman says Hardy is also working with him on the script for the movie.

“I’m working on the script with Tom Hardy. I think we have a great take on how to make an awesome film out of that.”

Tom Hardy is a little young to be playing Sam Fisher, but Doug Liman says everything about the the film will be younger.

“Everything about Splinter Cell will be younger. It’s a chance to come up with a new franchise that is fresher and newer and younger, and Tom Hardy is such an incredible actor.”

Liman was also asked if Sam Fisher's "Multi-Vision Goggles" from the video game will make an appearance in SPLINTER CELL.

"Some of the tropes of the game will for sure be in the film, but also the fun of that is when you lose them. To strip that stuff away and really make the character have to operate without it."

Some of you might be a little annoyed with the "younger" comment from Doug Liman, but it's not like Sam Fisher will be a teenager or a kid in his early 20s in the adaptation. I'm wondering if Fisher will be on the run for a bit in the movie since he might be operating without some of his gadgets. Video game movies don't have the greatest track record, but I have very high hopes for Doug Liman and Tom Hardy's SPLINTER CELL.

Doug Liman's SPLINTER CELL will likely be released sometime in 2015, and his EDGE OF TOMORROW will be in theaters on June 6, 2014.

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Source: IGN

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1:16PM on 06/02/2014
Splinter Cell. Tom Hardy. Director of the Bourne Identity. YES! Nuff said.
Splinter Cell. Tom Hardy. Director of the Bourne Identity. YES! Nuff said.
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10:11AM on 06/02/2014

More T. Hardy

Always brings a smile to my face. Has anyone seen Locke yet? I here he is brilliant in it...
Always brings a smile to my face. Has anyone seen Locke yet? I here he is brilliant in it...
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10:01AM on 06/02/2014

Mother of all Bourne

Bourne Identity was thrilling....Edge of tomorrow was remarkable...cant wait for splinter..
Bourne Identity was thrilling....Edge of tomorrow was remarkable...cant wait for splinter..
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9:37AM on 06/02/2014
Edge of Tomorrow was freaking brilliant. Totally up for this.
Edge of Tomorrow was freaking brilliant. Totally up for this.
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9:20AM on 06/02/2014
There is no director and actor combination I'd rather have for a Splinter Cell adaptation than them. I just hope it comes through and they deliver a kickass movie.
There is no director and actor combination I'd rather have for a Splinter Cell adaptation than them. I just hope it comes through and they deliver a kickass movie.
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9:11AM on 06/02/2014
you had me at Tom Hardy. one of the few new actors i like watching on screen besides Michael Fassbender.
you had me at Tom Hardy. one of the few new actors i like watching on screen besides Michael Fassbender.
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8:51AM on 06/02/2014
Hopefully this film, and Assassins Creed with Fassbender resurrect the video game to film genre a little bit.
Hopefully this film, and Assassins Creed with Fassbender resurrect the video game to film genre a little bit.
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9:24AM on 06/02/2014
AC with Fassbender? i'm sold
AC with Fassbender? i'm sold
9:49AM on 06/02/2014
Amen to that; have a feeling a truly good video game movie is just on the horizon.
Amen to that; have a feeling a truly good video game movie is just on the horizon.
10:06AM on 06/02/2014
Didn't you say that about Prince of Persia?
Didn't you say that about Prince of Persia?
1:56PM on 06/02/2014
Looking forward to this one and AC also
Looking forward to this one and AC also
8:34AM on 06/02/2014
Hmm, I don't think Tom Hardy is too young to play Sam Fisher. Tom Fisher has the look and physique of action star and I'm certain Splinter Cell will suit him just fine.
Hmm, I don't think Tom Hardy is too young to play Sam Fisher. Tom Fisher has the look and physique of action star and I'm certain Splinter Cell will suit him just fine.
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