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Will Paramount help Ubisoft's Splinter Cell to sneak its way on screen?

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This is one of those deals, both figuratively and literally, where even if everything goes as well as it can go the situation still won't bear fruit for a fair while yet. 

That being said, TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL, Ubisoft's hugely popular series of stealth/spy games, is slowly but surely getting set up at a movie studio - Warner Bros was in talks for a while, but things have now shifted and Paramount is now the frontrunner. Perhaps they're looking to lock in a surefire franchise modeled after MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE to eventually balance out the hit they've taken this year (G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, WORLD WAR Z, etc...).  It wouldn't surprise me, as the six games in the series have already generated over $22 million in revenue.  Which is impressive for a game series. 

SPLINTER CELL and its subsequent sequels deal with the ongoing trials and tribulations of Sam Fisher, a gruff operative who works with a branch of the National Security Administration called The Third Echelon.  In an appreciated evolution, later games have also dealt with the toll of Sam's work on his personal life.

More on this once a final deal is solidified.  The next game in the series - SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST - is due out on PS3, XBOX and PC next year.

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Extra Tidbit: I've personally always vastly preferred the METAL GEAR SOLID series to SPLINTER CELL - what about you?

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7:04AM on 06/18/2012

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I guess he's doing some narration, but he's no longer Sam Fisher. Totally lame. Least they could've done was make the new voice actor a new agent and keep Ironside/Fisher in the Lambert role to guide him. Do videogame companies know how to please the fans anymore?
I guess he's doing some narration, but he's no longer Sam Fisher. Totally lame. Least they could've done was make the new voice actor a new agent and keep Ironside/Fisher in the Lambert role to guide him. Do videogame companies know how to please the fans anymore?
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3:17AM on 06/18/2012
Every one here realizes that, as of this new game, they dropped Michael Ironside from the series?

First Hitman, now Splinter Cell. I feel there must be some underlying conspiracy with all these voice actors getting fired.
Every one here realizes that, as of this new game, they dropped Michael Ironside from the series?

First Hitman, now Splinter Cell. I feel there must be some underlying conspiracy with all these voice actors getting fired.
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10:36PM on 06/15/2012

Liev Schrieber

Liev Schrieber played a similar role in the Sum of All Fears, I think he would be perfect for it....
Liev Schrieber played a similar role in the Sum of All Fears, I think he would be perfect for it....
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6:21PM on 06/15/2012
Im game for a Splinter Cell movie...as long as Mike Ironside does the voice over....and Metal Gear is the better, albeit way more out there series...not that thats a bad thing...
Im game for a Splinter Cell movie...as long as Mike Ironside does the voice over....and Metal Gear is the better, albeit way more out there series...not that thats a bad thing...
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2:20PM on 06/15/2012
Back in the day I felt like George Clooney resembled the main guy a lot, just the looks and voice
Back in the day I felt like George Clooney resembled the main guy a lot, just the looks and voice
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12:59PM on 06/15/2012
Paramount, huh? Why would anyone sell them movie rights? All you can expect happening is your movie getting delayed nine months, post converted to 3D and have Channing Tatum shoehorned in somewhere.
Paramount, huh? Why would anyone sell them movie rights? All you can expect happening is your movie getting delayed nine months, post converted to 3D and have Channing Tatum shoehorned in somewhere.
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11:44AM on 06/15/2012

Just make...

A GODDAMN METAL GEAR SOLID MOVIE.
A GODDAMN METAL GEAR SOLID MOVIE.
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12:28PM on 06/15/2012
David Hayter said he wrote a script for Metal Gear Solid in the style of "Apocalypse Now," but that the studio (Sony, I think?) passed.
David Hayter said he wrote a script for Metal Gear Solid in the style of "Apocalypse Now," but that the studio (Sony, I think?) passed.
8:15AM on 06/15/2012
Would love to finally see a Splinter Cell film. Of course Sam Fisher would be extremely hard to cast as Michael Ironside has given this character life in all senses of the word. But if they play it right and use more aspects of his personal life and his "seperation" from Third Echelon it could really be a great film. Hopefully they'll take a nod from the book series as well which were fantastic.
Would love to finally see a Splinter Cell film. Of course Sam Fisher would be extremely hard to cast as Michael Ironside has given this character life in all senses of the word. But if they play it right and use more aspects of his personal life and his "seperation" from Third Echelon it could really be a great film. Hopefully they'll take a nod from the book series as well which were fantastic.
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