Splinter Cell series may become a movie

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video game franchise is gathering interest from movie studios, with Paramount Pictures being the front-runner.

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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.

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    June 15, 2012 1:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Splinter Cell series may become a movie.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video game franchise is gathering interest from movie studios, with Paramount Pictures being the front-runner.

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      June 15, 2012 4:06 PM

      People have been trying to make a Splinter Cell movie for years now. I wonder if this idea will ever materialize.

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        June 15, 2012 10:41 PM

        Harrison Ford was a pretty good Jack Ryan in Patriot games and Clear and Present Danger. There was also The Hunt for Red October, too; all Tom Clancy Novels so I'm sure they could make it pretty well done, of course it'll probably be more drama/intrigue but I'd see it.

        Now If only Micheal Ironside wasn't old and fat, then we'd at least have the same voice ;)

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          June 15, 2012 11:43 PM

          since you mentioned Jack Ryan, in Sum of All Fears Liev Schreiber plays a character, John Clark, that always reminded me of Sam Fisher.

          He doesn't have the voice but he could be an awesome Sam Fisher.

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            June 16, 2012 12:07 AM

            He`s a bit tall and burly to be sneaking about D:

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          June 16, 2012 12:00 AM

          Yeah, I was about to say Michael Ironside would be preferred if he's physically able to assume the role.

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      June 16, 2012 12:04 AM

      I really don't see the movie working unless they get someone with some balls and vision. As it is, I bet the studio makes Fisher turn into a 30 year old... maybe even younger and is more Bond / Bourne / Bauer / Hunt action than stealth.

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        June 16, 2012 11:33 AM

        So, how old is Sam Fisher anyway? x)

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          June 16, 2012 11:46 PM

          He's pushing 60 now. He was about 50 or so and retired in the first game.

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        June 16, 2012 7:28 PM

        I don't think a stealth movie would be all that interesting. Watching someone sneak around for ninety minutes isn't compelling to me.

        Admittedly I don't watch much tv or see many movies. So what do I know.

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      June 17, 2012 12:04 AM

      Splinter Cell The Movie: My name is Sam Fisher, followed by 144 minutes of switching goggles and adjusting gun.