Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman is in the process of making a cinematic adaptation of the popular video game series Splinter Cell. As the film is currently in development with Inception star Tom Hardy attached to the project, Liman’s decided to shed some light on which direction he wants to take the film.
In a recent interview with IGN, Liman describes his idea as creating an origin story for the franchise, specifically its central character Sam Fisher. According to him, he’s looking to make the film “fresher and newer and younger,” while reassuring his vision will stay faithful to the original material from the game series itself. With a few creative twists and tweaks here and there.
“I’m working on the script with Tom Hardy. I think we have a great take on thow to make an awesome film out of that…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 usch an incredible actor…Some of the tropes of the game will for sure be in the film, but also the gun of that is when you lose them. Top strip that stuff away and really make the character have to operate without it.”
For those unfamiliar with the property, Splinter Cell is driven by the character Sam Fisher–a black ops agent under the supervision of a covert government division called the Echelon, who specializes in disabling and dismantling terrorist activities across the globe.
As of now, Splinter Cell is set for release in 2015. Production of the film has been delayed due to rewrites courtesy of Sheldon Turner.
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