Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman is in the process of developing his big screen adaptation of Ubisoft's classic video game franchise, Splinter Cell. I've been a fan of this franchise for years, and it's going to be really interesting to see how this movie turns out. In a recent interview with IGN, the director gives an update on the production and reveals that the story will focus on a younger Sam Fisher.
"I’m working on the script with Tom Hardy. I think we have a great take on how to make an awesome film out of that."
He then went on to talk about Hardy playing a young Sam Fisher, saying,
“Everything about Splinter Cell will be younger. It’s a chance to come up with a new franchise that is fresher and newer and younger, and Tom Hardy is such an incredible actor.”
I'm really happy that Hardy has been cast in this role, as I think he's going to be awesome. I have no problems with them focusing on a young Fisher. After all, they've got to start somewhere, especially for those people who aren't familiar with the game. When asked if the iconic "Multi-Vision Goggles" would be included in the movie, he replied:
“Some of the tropes of the game will for sure be in the film, but also the fun of that is when you lose them. To strip that stuff away and really make the character have to operate without it. “
Splinter Cell is supposed to be released sometime next year. I like Liman as a director, and I think this is a great project for him to take on.