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Friday 19 September 2014

Liman heads towards Splinter Cell

Tom Hardy is attached to star in Splinter Cell

Doug Liman is in talks to direct Splinter Cell, which Tom Hardy is attached to.

The Mr And Mrs Smith director is said to be in final negotiations to take the reins on the big-screen adaptation of the hit video game, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog.

Tom is tipped to star as Sam Fisher, a spy for a secret government organisation known as Third Echelon that fights terrorists.

Battleship and Lone Survivor director Peter Berg was previously attached to direct.

Production on the New Regency film, which is being written by American Hustle's Eric Singer, is expected to start in August, for a planned release in 2015.

Splinter Cell is one of the biggest franchises in the video game world, with sales of over 23 million units as of 2012.

Doug's next film is sci-fi action movie Edge Of Tomorrow, which stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Lara Pulver.

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