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Submitted by bwrighting 438d ago | news

Splinter Cell Movie Update: Actor Writer Director Confirmed

GamersBliss Writes: "Hey there folks, with the new Splinter Cell: Blacklist coming out next month, we wanted to keep you updated on all things Sam, and that includes the upcoming Splinter Cell movie, which, if done right, could be absolutely amazing. Here is a quick round-up of everything that we know so far about it." (Culture)

Mr_Nuts  +   438d ago
...yet it will be terrible because they still won't stick to the source material
mafiahajeri  +   438d ago
Tbh what source material? Splinter cells story was never really that deep.
coolbeans  +   438d ago
I think you misunderstood what Mr_Nuts meant by "source material." By throwing away the traits of what fans--the people they should being selling this to--have expected, no one will probably be satisfied by the end result (in his words).

A rather young actor getting the role of a middle-aged spy isn't a good start already.
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Action GO FIGURE  +   438d ago
Tell me who sent you, then you have my permission to die.

Sorry couldn't resist.. xD
Mr_Nuts  +   438d ago
"It doesn't matter who we are, what matters is our plan....you should of respected my authority"

...oh wait wrong thing

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
mafiahajeri  +   438d ago
Tom hardy is great so it's already looking good for me. Surprised he agreed to such a risky project.
Nafon  +   438d ago
Completely agree. I just can't see this doing well... I'd like to hope it's going to be a good movie, but killrate is right. these movies aren't normally good.
matrixman92  +   438d ago
Tom Hardy is great, but he does have a record of doing some very crappy movies..one of them that comes to mind is This Means War
KillrateOmega  +   438d ago
They managed to get Tom Hardy?! To do a movie based on a video game, despite the poor history of game-to-movie projects?

Wow.

Hopefully, this will turn out good. I've always been a fan of the Splinter Cell series.
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mafiahajeri  +   438d ago
I just hope he doesn't take the Jason statham route AKA the uks Steven segal.
Mikefizzled  +   438d ago
I think films like Skyfall helped this happen. If a spy film can make $1.1 billion I'm sure Ubisoft will do everything in their power to make it good.
TheSuperior  +   438d ago
I really hope this ends up being a good movie. It deffinetly could be with the right display.
evilkillerk  +   438d ago
Hope they implement the stealth option mainly.
Dlacy13g  +   438d ago
Splinter Cell has a chance of being good for one reason... The movie industry is pretty good at doing espionage movies. Had this been Sci-Fi or Fantasy I would have doubts as those movies seem to have more misses than hits.
Dr Pepper  +   438d ago
With the recent direction of the Splinter Cell franchise, the history of game to movie adaptations, and the fact that it's a lot more fun to play a covert operative than it is to watch one...

I have no idea why people would be hopeful/excited for this, or be anticipating it in any way. Good job casting Tom Hardy, who is only a couple decades younger than Sam Fisher. I can already tell they are staying true to the source material.
theWB27  +   438d ago
Tom Hardy already has a gruff look. How hard would it be to make him appear a little older on screen. Not very hard. Secondly, Sam doesn't perform like a human being in his 50's in Conviction. He moves like a man in his mid 20's with the experience of someone his age.

As Dlacy stated above...having to spend big bucks on special effects for a Sci-fi or Fantasy would have made me a little weary. Since they like to skimp on money to make the movie look the part. Since it's espionage, and you don't have to spend big money for someone to sneak in the shadows...there's optimism there.

Lot of fun to watch a covert operative too. Have you seen the Bourne movies? Even though he lost his memory...he still behaved very much like a covert operative. Just one in hiding.
Dr Pepper  +   438d ago
"Tom Hardy already has a gruff look. How hard would it be to make him appear a little older on screen. Not very hard."

A little older? Is at least a 20 year age difference that small to you?

"Lot of fun to watch a covert operative too. Have you seen the Bourne movies?"

Spending a movie watching a defected agent perform intense hand to hand combat vs other agents, evade government operatives as they try to capture him, etc., is way different than what Splinter Cell is all about. You may be entertained by watching someone sneak through the shadows for 2 hours, but I think that is better accomplished with a video game.

"Sam doesn't perform like a human being in his 50's in Conviction. He moves like a man in his mid 20's with the experience of someone his age."

Yeah, and he also gets unlimited ammo, can't hide bodies (he forgot how) and somehow can magically shoot 3 people at once. That game is a joke, and definitely doesn't hold up to the Splinter Cell name. If that is what this movie is going to go by, then it has already failed.
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Deividas  +   438d ago
As long as you see the movie and not constantly relate it to the games and such, you will enjoy it. Just like the Hitman movie, compared to the games, its horrible. But if you stop comparing it to the games, then it was a decent film. Gamers make the worst critics on movies based on video games.
Love Tom Hardy, this should be alright, wont know anything till we get more details though :)
ironfist92  +   438d ago
They should start with Double Agents story, a seasoned splinter cell agent who's daughter's just been killed, works deep undercover for a terrorist group, and then has to kill his boss in the end then ditch Third Echelon, who are after him.
azshorty2003  +   438d ago
Splinter Cell Movie Update: One step closer toward being canned like so many other Video Game movies that get announced before being really thought out.
ajax17  +   438d ago
Oh damn, I misread this at first. I thought it said David O. Russell was directing. I'd have much higher hopes if he was. Instead of it being someone's directorial debut.
e-p-ayeaH  +   437d ago
Kiefer Sutherland would be ideal for the role but he´s working for Kojima at this point.

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