New Writer Enlists for Doug Liman & Tom Hardy's 'Splinter Cell'

Ubisoft and New Regency have hired Frank John Hughes to write a new draft of "Splinter Cell," reports Deadline. Based on the hit video game series, the action-thriller will be directed by Doug Liman ("Edge of Tomorrow") and star Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road") as lead operative Sam Fisher.

Best known as an actor from movies and TV shows including "24," "Bad Boys" and most notably as StSgt. Bill Guarnere in HBO's "Band of Brothers," Hughes will be picking up script duties from Eric Warren Singer ("American Hustle") and Sheldon Turner ("X-Men: First Class"), who have both turned in their own drafts.

"Splinter Cell" tells the story of Sam Fisher and his Echelon agents, an elite force of operatives who use top-of-the-line gadgets and weapons to perform covert missions and take down terrorist threats all over the globe. Seven video games have been released since the franchise launched in 2002.

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