Warners and Paramount came close, but now it's official that New Regency will be teaming with Ubisoft Motion Pictures to produce the film version of Ubisoft's best-selling video game series "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell".
The six games in the series thus far follow a covert operative and have sold 23 million units over the last ten years. Ubisoft is expected to be very involved and retain control over how the game is translated into a film.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet says "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.”
This is the second deal between Ubisoft and New Regency to adapt one of their high profile franchises. Two months ago the companies agreed to develop and produce a film adaptation of the acclaimed "Assassin's Creed" video game series which Michael Fassbender has signed on to star in and produce.
Both films are expected to be distributed by Fox where New Regency.