Hollywood loves Tom Clancy. They’re always making movies based on his books, with a Branagh-directed reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise currently underway. But, if true, this would be the first time a movie has been adapted from a “Tom Clancy’s” videogame. It seems that Splinter Cell and Sam Fisher could be about to get the silver screen treatment.
Rumours abound, put out by Deadline and discovered on Dark Horizons, that Warner Bros. had been chasing film rights but now that deal seems abandoned and Paramount Pictures are deep in talks with Ubisoft. Paramount is responsible for many (all?) of the movie adaptations of Clancy’s books so it makes sense.
Ubisoft would likely maintain control over how the adaptation is handled so it can be kept faithful to the videogame series. No other details are included in this report but we would expect it to be a complicated deal and it’ll be a while before we see the fruits of it so don’t expect a movie launch to tie in with the release of the next Splinter Cell videogame, Blacklist, which was announced at E3.