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Wario64
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(11-14-2012, 09:08 PM)
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118062220

Tom Hardy has signed on to star in "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell," Ubisoft's film adaptation of its popular videogame franchise that Eric Warren Singer ("The International") will write for the company.

Project is the second major movie based on one of its properties that Ubisoft is looking to get on the bigscreen after setting up "Assassin's Creed" at New Regency and Fox, that Michael Fassbender will co-produce and headline.

"Splinter Cell" is not yet set up at a studio, although Ubisoft has had preliminary talks with Warner Bros. and Paramount.

Hardy will play Sam Fisher, a highly-trained special operative in a fictional black-ops operation called Echelon.

Thesp recently played Bane in WB's "The Dark Knight Rises" and is shooting "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Singer also penned Black List script "American Bullshit," which David O. Russell will direct with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner set to star.

"Tom Hardy is currently one of the biggest talents in the film industry, and he has a phenomenal ability to take on complex and varied roles with his broad range of acting skills," said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. "His involvement in the 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' movie is exciting news for movie and video game fans alike. Meanwhile, Eric Singer is one of the most talented writers of the moment, and ... we're confident he'll bring a fresh approach and create a thrilling story ... while still respecting all the codes and traditions of the franchise that are so important to fans."

Game has sold more than 23 million copies since its debut in 2002. Six games have been released so far with "Splinter Cell: Blacklist," released next spring, developed by Ubisoft Toronto.

UMP, founded last year, also has a "Rabbids" TV series, based on the "Raving Rabbids" game set to bow on France Televisions and Nickelodeon.

JeffGrubb
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(11-14-2012, 09:09 PM)
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Thank you for finding my news for me, Wario.

TO THE REBLOGGING MACHINE!
Median
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(11-14-2012, 09:09 PM)
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I can't believe they got rid of Ironside
Sn4ke_911
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(11-14-2012, 09:09 PM)
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HOLY FUCK!

BRING THE HARDY GIFS!
Wario64
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(11-14-2012, 09:09 PM)

Originally Posted by JeffGrubb

Thank you for finding my news for me, Wario.

TO THE REBLOGGING MACHINE!

I could just write it for you


*expecting 20 stories about this from various gaming sites*
Ridley327
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(11-14-2012, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Median

I can't believe they got rid of Ironside

I'd love to see him make a cameo in this film; lord knows that guy still loves to do work.

Not sure how to feel about Hardy as Sam; I like Hardy, but he seems a bit young for the role.
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(11-14-2012, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Median

I can't believe they got rid of Ironside

62 years old
DidntKnowJack
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(11-14-2012, 09:11 PM)
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Is it bad I have no idea who Tom Hardy is?
Red_Man
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(11-14-2012, 09:12 PM)
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Love Hardy, but he doesn't really look like Sam IMO.
Drencrom
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(11-14-2012, 09:12 PM)
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Ugh, he's everywhere. Not a good pick for Sam.
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(11-14-2012, 09:12 PM)
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Tom Hardy would be a much better Bond than Daniel Craig. Shame he has to settle for a crap video game adaptation.
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(11-14-2012, 09:12 PM)
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Cool, I like Tom Clancy stuff, especially films.

Hardy can probably do a solid "alcoholic that's only here for a paycheck" voice.

Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

Tom Hardy would be a much better Bond than Daniel Craig. Shame he has to settle for a crap video game adaptation.

Disagreed.
Ein Bear
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(11-14-2012, 09:12 PM)
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Hardy's too young, damnit!
Heavy
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(11-14-2012, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by DidntKnowJack

Is it bad I have no idea who Tom Hardy is?

He's fucking Bane, man.

I'm OK with this news. Hardy is a great actor, a legitimate get.
Camp Lo
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(11-14-2012, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by DidntKnowJack

Is it bad I have no idea who Tom Hardy is?

:(
alr1ght
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(11-14-2012, 09:13 PM)
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"Splinter Cell" is not yet set up at a studio, although Ubisoft has had preliminary talks with Warner Bros. and Paramount.

So basically, this is nothing.


Originally Posted by Median

I can't believe they got rid of Ironside

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(11-14-2012, 09:13 PM)
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Sure, why not.
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(11-14-2012, 09:13 PM)
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When stealth gameplay is ashes, you have my permission to film.
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(11-14-2012, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Median

I can't believe they got rid of Ironside

From an interview I saw with him, he made it sound like he didn't WANT to keep doing Splinter Cell.

He didn't like the torture happy, action game it was turning into.
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(11-14-2012, 09:13 PM)
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MOTHERFUCKING YES!
DidntKnowJack
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(11-14-2012, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Heavy

He's fucking Bane, man.

Is it bad I never saw the last Batman film?

(But I know who you mean now, at least.)
Camp Lo
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(11-14-2012, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

Tom Hardy would be a much better Bond than Daniel Craig. Shame he has to settle for a crap video game adaptation.

Absolutely fucking not. Even Roger Moore says Craig is the best Bond.
Ridley327
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(11-14-2012, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by alr1ght

So basically, this is nothing.

Having someone as red-hot right now like Hardy is a good way to get this fast-tracked at a major, provided that Ubisoft isn't asking for insane control over the film.
Heavy
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(11-14-2012, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by DidntKnowJack

Is it bad I never saw the last Batman film?

(But I know who you mean now, at least.)

Your avatar just gave me a semi.

Originally Posted by Ridley327

Having someone as red-hot right now like Hardy is a good way to get this fast-tracked at a major, provided that Ubisoft isn't asking for insane control over the film.

Yeah that's what I meant, Hardy is a legitimate A-list star now and is very sought after. He's atomic hot right now so this is a big get for Ubi.
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(11-14-2012, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by DidntKnowJack

Is it bad I have no idea who Tom Hardy is?

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(11-14-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Good news. Pitty they didn't reboot the game using Hardy to to the voice and mocap work too.
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(11-14-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Holy Crap

Absolutely fucking not. Even Roger Moore says Craig is the best Bond.

Roger Moore was a worse Bond than Timothy Dalton. Who cares what he thinks?
DidntKnowJack
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(11-14-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Apparently DidntKnowTom either.
Boerseun
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(11-14-2012, 09:17 PM)

Originally Posted by Holy Crap

Absolutely fucking not. Even Roger Moore says Craig is the best Bond.

Roger Moore is a gentleman. There is nothing Bondian about Daniel Craig.
SalsaShark
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(11-14-2012, 09:17 PM)
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I feel bad for hardy already
miladesn
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(11-14-2012, 09:17 PM)
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This movie will never come out, there was a teaser in Chaos Theory, 8 years ago :P
Oersted
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(11-14-2012, 09:17 PM)
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Wild guess. Will be a forgettable movie.
Miker
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(11-14-2012, 09:18 PM)
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I need to hear Tom Hardy say "My name's Sam Fisher. I used to work here." Then AND ONLY THEN will I pass judgment.

That part of Conviction was so badass, but actually playing that section was a fucking pain.
LiK
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(11-14-2012, 09:19 PM)
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Not sure about this but at least they have a big name
richisawesome
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(11-14-2012, 09:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Holy Crap

Absolutely fucking not. Even Roger Moore says Craig is the best Bond.

Not that I dont disagree with him (Craig is my no.1), Moore has said that about connery, then dalton, then brosnan. He has said each Bond is his favourite at some point or another, but never praised himself.

Basically, hes the fucking man.
Camp Lo
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(11-14-2012, 09:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

Roger Moore was a worse Bond than Timothy Dalton. Who cares what he thinks?

Now I'm convinced you've never seen a Bond movie in your life.
SalsaShark
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(11-14-2012, 09:21 PM)
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Well at least ubisoft is nailing lead man talent in terms of pushing big marketable names

gyllenhall, fassbender, hardy..
Gartikker
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(11-14-2012, 09:23 PM)
It wasn't just Moore who praised Craig, Brosnan and Connery as well. Not sure about Dalton.
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(11-14-2012, 09:23 PM)
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Lead in a video game movie adaptation is as far as Hardy could go when it comes to roles.

Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

Tom Hardy would be a much better Bond than Daniel Craig. Shame he has to settle for a crap video game adaptation.

Hahahahaha
Nizz
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(11-14-2012, 09:24 PM)
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Sounds good. I thought Hardy was great in Bronson, and although he didn't have much screen time in Inception I thought he was charismatic. I haven't seen The Dark Knight Rises yet so I don't know how his Bane came off onscreen but I heard he was good in that.
DidntKnowJack
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(11-14-2012, 09:24 PM)
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I liked Roger Moore as Bond alright, it's just he was in some pretty bad Bond films. But I can't really place all that blame on him.
richisawesome
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(11-14-2012, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gartikker

It wasn't just Moore who praised Craig, Brosnan and Connery as well. Not sure about Dalton.

Dalton loves Craig's films, although laments the fact that he did the same hard edged take on Bond as Craig, but with nowhere near the recognition.

He absolutely loved CR, not sure if hes mentioned skyfall yet.
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(11-14-2012, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by DidntKnowJack

I liked Roger Moore as Bond alright, it's just he was in some pretty bad Bond films. But I can't really place all that blame on him.

You're a good man.

Originally Posted by Boerseun

Roger Moore is a gentleman. There is nothing Bondian about Daniel Craig.

So are you.
papersleeves
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(11-14-2012, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oersted



Wild guess. Will be a forgettable movie.

I bought a blu-ray of that movie. UGH. What a fucking waste of $30­.
NotTheGuyYouKill
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(11-14-2012, 09:26 PM)
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Fuck it, I'm in. Hardy's awesome.
Camp Lo
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Originally Posted by Gartikker

It wasn't just Moore who praised Craig, Brosnan and Connery as well. Not sure about Dalton.

It's for good reason. Craig is the Bond of a generation and all the previous Bonds, except the guy who made only one and faded into obscurity, cosign him. But haters gonna hate.
richisawesome
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(11-14-2012, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by G-Fex

You're a good man.



So are you.

Moore is redeemed for moonraker and avtak by TSWLM and the brilliant FYEO.
Joni
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(11-14-2012, 09:27 PM)
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Fassbender for Assassin's Creed and Hardy for Splinter Cell. So they got the two people that are in everything for their movies.
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(11-14-2012, 09:29 PM)
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Ninja Scooter
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(11-14-2012, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Holy Crap

Now I'm convinced you've never seen a Bond movie in your life.

I've seen the best Bond movie ever, it's called Licence to Kill.

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