Splinter Cell series may become a movie

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is coming back next year with a new game, Blacklist. It appears that some film studios want to expand upon the successful franchise, with one report saying that Paramount Pictures is the front runner to grab Sam Fisher for the big screen.

Warner Bros. had first started the talks, according to a report on Deadline.com, but Paramount seems the more logical choice as it has a history making movies based on Tom Clancy's works, including the upcoming Jack Ryan film Moscow.

No indication was given as who could portray Fisher. Previous games had the role filled by Michael Ironside. However, Blacklist introduces a new actor for the role: Eric Johnson, who provides both voice and motion capture work for the lead character.