Ubisoft reportedly in talks with Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures about adapting Sam Fisher action series for Hollywood.
Sam Fisher may be sneaking onto the silver screen. Hollywood news site Deadline reports that Ubisoft is in talks with Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures to make a movie out of the Splinter Cell franchise. According to the site, Paramount is the frontrunner for the project.
It is not clear if the Splinter Cell film would follow a past game, or tell a story all its own. Other details, like potential cast members or a director for the project, were not specified. As of press time, Ubisoft had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.
Gamers eager to soak in a Splinter Cell movie may want to temper their excitement, as the recent success rate for game-based movies is less than stellar. Feature films based on the Uncharted, Gears of War, and BioShock franchises have all hit snags, and are each indefinitely on hold.
Though a Splinter Cell movie may be far off, a new entry in the game series is due out next year. Splinter Cell: Blacklist was announced during the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo last week. This game is due out during spring 2013 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 with Kinect support.