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Splinter Cell Movie Will Be a Younger Take on the Series

Posted by Wayne Davies

"I think we have a great take"


During press interviews for his latest film Edge of Tomorrow, director Doug Liman revealed that the long-in-production Splinter Cell movie will focus on a much younger Sam Fisher.

“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 think we have a great take on how to make an awesome film out of that"

Tom Hardy, recently known for his portrayal of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises has been attached to the Splinter Cell project for nearly 2 years since it was announced back in 2012 that he would be playing Sam Fisher in the adaptation.

When asked if Hardy would be donning the iconic googles in this younger take on the character, Liman responded.

“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."

Doug Liman, director of The Bourne Identity, is currently writing the script for Splinter Cell with Tom Hardy, which is set to hit theaters sometime next year, the same year as another film based on a Ubisoft franchise, Assassin's Creed.

What do you guys think? You want to see a younger take on Sam Fisher? Let us know in the comments.

[via ign.com]

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User Comments (3)

JaxonH

#2

JaxonH said:

I've never been a fan of movies based off video games, or video games based off movies for that matter.

And of course he's gonna be even younger. Every game he's younger- pretty soon we'll be playing a 16-year old CIA cadet recruited fresh out of high school lol. I understand youth sells, but some characters are just better in their age of wisdom.

Generik

#3

Generik said:

I unfortunately never have played a Splinter Cell game. Always looked good and somehow just never picked one up. From what I do know of the series, I see no reason a good movie couldn't come out.

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