The film is based on the popular Ubisoft video game
Liman and Hardy nearly collaborated earlier this year on a Mount Everest movie.
Liman will produce through his Hypnotic banner along with David Bartis, while Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Jean-Julien Baronnet of Ubisoft Motion Picture Group are also producing.
Eric Warren Singer (“American Hustle”) wrote the script, which will follow Sam Fisher (Hardy), a government spy whose unit Third Echelon battles terrorists.
Liman is a trusted action director whose credits include “The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and the upcoming Tom Cruise movie “Edge of Tomorrow.” He’s repped by CAA.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.