Tom Hardy has signed on to star in "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell," Ubisoft's film adaptation of its popular videogame franchise that Eric Singer ("The International") will write for the company.
TNT is developing the procedural drama "Tom Clancy's Homeland Security," with former uber-agent Michael Ovitz set to exec produce.
Paramount Pictures is negotiating with Chris Pine to play CIA analyst Jack Ryan in the reboot of the franchise based on the Tom Clancy novels.
At its basest formulation, a videogame franchise with annual sequels is a lot like a car with a new model every fall.
Tom Clancy was right the first time. Paramount's "Patriot Games" is an expensive stiff. Mindless, morally repugnant and ineptly directed to boot, it's a shoddy followup to Par's 1990 hit "The Hunt…