Doug Liman is currently finishing up work on his Tom Cruise sci-fi Edge Of Tomorrow, but he’s already thinking about what to do next, as THR reports he is in early talks to direct the video game adaptation Splinter Cell.
The movie still has Tom Hardy attached to star (he’s been involved since November 2012), who will play Sam Fisher, an expert operative for Echelon, which specialises in black ops. His job is to neutralise terrorist threats across the globe, using his combat training and an assortment of high-tech weapons and gadgets.
The video games, based on Tom Clancy’s books, have been incredibly popular, selling more than 23 million units worldwide.
Liman’s involvement suggests he really wants to work with Tom Hardy, as they were previously both attached to Everest, about George Mallory’s ill-fated attempt to become the first man to the top of Mount Everest. That project never got off the ground, partly because of a rival movie that is currently filming, which may be set in the present day, but still involves tragedy striking on the world’s highest mountain.