It looks like Tom Clancy's popular Ubisoft video game franchise Splinter Cell will be making its way to the big screen in the near future! The game has been shopped around to several studios, but according to Deadline, Paramount Pictures could very well end up developing the project. The studio is currently in discussions with the game publisher.
The story for the game centers on a covert operative named Sam Fisher who works for Third Echelon. The name of the game, Splinter Cell, refers to an elite recon-type unit of single covert operatives (Fisher) who are supported in the field by a high-tech remote team. The first three games have Fisher trying to stop a terrorist organization who are planning and carrying out attacks. In the fourth game Fisher assumes the identity of a wanted criminal in order to infiltrate a terrorist ring. Fisher abandons Third Echelon in the fifth game, and goes on a personal mission to take down the people responsible for killing his daughter. There's also a sixth game coming out next year in which Sam Fisher is the leader and founder of a new covert organization called Fourth Echelon, after the President shuts down Third Echelon.
I've enjoyed playing these games over the years, and I think there's some solid potential for an awesome movie franchise if they're done right. Are you excited about seeing Splinter Cell turned into a movie? Do you think Paramount is the right studio to bring it to the big screen?