Tom Hardy was confirmed to star back in November, with New Regency and Ubisoft teaming up in December. Eric Singer (The International, American Hustle) wrote the screenplay based on Ubisoft's popular video game franchise, which has sold over 23 million units since debuting in 2002. Tom Hardy is playing black-ops agent Sam Fisher, who operates out of an elite division known as Echelon, eliminating terrorist threats around the world. The next game in the series, Blacklist, is due out in August.
No director has been attached to the adaptation thus far, but an announcement is said to be expected shortly. Basil Iwanyk most recently produced Wrath of the Titans and The Expendables 2, along with upcoming movies such as The Seventh Son.