Splinter Cell film may get Bourne Identity director

Bourne Identity director Doug Limon is reportedly in final negotiations to direct a live-action adaptation of Splinter Cell. Actor Tom Hardy is still tapped for the lead role.

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Even though our hopes for a good video game film adaptation tend to result in disappointment, we still hold out hope when we hear promising news for a project. In the case of Splinter Cell, those hopes are currently being raised by word of a fitting director.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) is in final negotiations to direct the film. The report also notes that Tom Hardy, who we heard would be taking the role way back in 2012, is still attached to the project. The screenplay was written by Eric Singer, who wrote the first draft of what would become Oscar-nominated American Hustle. It is reportedly planning a release date in 2015.

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    March 20, 2014 2:45 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Splinter Cell film may get Bourne Identity director.

    Bourne Identity director Doug Limon is reportedly in final negotiations to direct a live-action adaptation of Splinter Cell. Actor Tom Hardy is still tapped for the lead role.

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      March 20, 2014 6:54 PM

      Tom Hardy seems almost perfect for the role. Probably not Bane-muscle-level Tom Hardy though.

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        March 20, 2014 7:33 PM

        as long as they don't stick anything over his face.

        garble, mumble, blurger, blee

        He'd be great in the role, but MICHAEL IRONSIDE is the voice!

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        March 21, 2014 7:59 AM

        Agreeds, also a great director for it as well. I don't trust movie films, but this one looks right.

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      March 21, 2014 6:34 AM

      I'm scared that this might be a failed attempt at making this movie good. I'm always scared before a good game or story is given a film adaptation. I would love if they would include Ironside's voice, as he's talking when he was old, telling us a story about him, as an old veteran. Ironside's voice is priceless to Splinter Cell series.

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      March 24, 2014 12:35 PM

      As long as they get a different cinematographer. Splinter Cell does not need shakycam for MAXIMUM REEELIZM like (someone apparently thought) the Bourne movies did. If anything, the camera work should be silky smooth and perfectly still whenever possible.