It’s been in pre-production for the best part of five years, but it appears the movie adaptation of hit game franchise Splinter Cell in still going ahead as planned with Tom Hardy attached to star in the title role.
Hardy first joined the Splinter Cell project back in 2012, but has since seen his profile in Hollywood skyrocket to incredible heights, becoming one of the most in demand actors around – however, despite the busy schedule, the British Oscar-nominee is still keen on the part.
The film is still to appoint a director after Doug Liman left production last year, and according to some sources, the script may be the causing factor in the productions hold up, having gone through a considerable amount of re-writes.
The film is listed on IMDb with a 2017 release date, though it’s likely this will be pushed back to either a 2018 or 2019 release date – however with Warner Bros. Entertainment due to release fellow game adaptation Assassin’s Creed this year, we may just see Splinter Cell a lot sooner than we thought.
Tom Hardy can be seen next year in the World War 2 epic, Dunkirk, which sees the actor once again reunited with writer/director Christopher Nolan, after starring in The Dark Knight Rises and Inception