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Doug Liman in Talks for Splinter Cell Movie

Director Doug Liman attends Emerging Visions 2011 at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on October 3, 2011 in New York City.

The Hollywood Reporter reports Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith director Doug Liman is in final talks to direct Splinter Cell. An adaptation of a popular video game about a wooden prison secret spy, the movie has been in development for years. Tom Hardy alone has been attached to star since 2012. Still, considering video-game movies' dicey track record, we're surprised it hasn't taken longer. If it fails, Liman and Hardy could always try their hands at a bowler-wearing comedy double-act.

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