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Doug Liman To Direct "Splinter Cell"

By Garth Franklin Wednesday March 19th 2014 11:34PM

Doug Liman is in final negotiations to direct the film adaptation of the video game series "Splinter Cell" for Ubisoft Motion Picture Group and New Regency.

The game follows Sam Fisher, a spy for a secret government organization called Third Echelon that fights terrorists.

Tom Hardy remains attached to star in the film which is eyeing an August start date for a 2015 release. Basil Iwanyk and Jean-Julien Baronnet are producing.

This would mark the closest the film has come to fruition, an earlier version was in development at Dreamworks and Paramount with Peter Berg attached to direct.

Source: Heat Vision

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