Hardy fucking owns, but I don't have high hopes for this tbh. The games are cool, but there's never been a game that's translated well to a film so far, but hopefully this has a good director and it can be decent. I'm sure Hardy will give the movie some watch-ability no matter what though.
I completely agree with you. Tom Hardy is a great actor, but the stealth aspect that makes Splinter Cell so fun is something that I don't think can be translated to film and still hold the spirit of the games. It could conceivably still be a cool movie, but I don't hold out much hope for it.