Doug Liman in Negotiations to Direct Tom Hardy Action Movie ‘Splinter Cell’

The film is based on the popular Ubisoft video game

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Doug Liman is in negotiations to direct the Tom Hardy action movie “Splinter Cell” for New Regency and Ubisoft, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.

Liman and Hardy nearly collaborated earlier this year on a Mount Everest movie.

Also read: How Ubisoft Plans to Take ‘Splinter Cell’ Beyond Video Games

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.

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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.