Wow i didn't even know that they were making a movie! this is sooo cool now i cant wait (well now new years is just around the corner so i guess its) 2 years! WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!
Novelization author says movie will be "all-original" and not a rehashing of a previous title.
With its morally ambiguous, prison-set story, the forthcoming Splinter Cell: Double Agent looks to be a major departure from the series' traditional plots. However, many expected the forthcoming Splinter Cell movie to stick close to the Tom Clancy-inspired narratives of the games, which pit super-commando Sam Fisher against a host of international terrorists.
However, reports surfaced today that the big-screen adaptation of Splinter Cell may stray even further from its game roots. Speaking to the fan site The Fairer Sects, Raymond Benson, the author of the two Splinter Cell novels, said that the Splinter Cell screenplay "is totally original and not based on any existing game or my books."
Benson, who penned Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (2004) and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Operation Barracuda (2005) under the nom de plume David Michaels, also said he was not involved with the production of the film. According to a Variety report from last August, its script is being rewritten by Daniel Pyne (The Manchurian Candidate). Peter Berg (The Rundown) was attached to direct, but dropped out last summer. No actor has been cast in the role of Fisher, who is voiced in the game by veteran character actor Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers).
Splinter Cell is currently in preproduction at DreamWorks SKG, which was recently purchased by Paramount. Ironically, Paramount sold the rights to Splinter Cell to DreamWorks last year.
I think that if they get a good screen writer on the job, it could be pretty cool. But I think that I should play Sam Fisher. My look is a good blend of "cute as a button," and "eats rocks and craps gunpowder." Also if I get really drunk, the next day my voice sounds really gruff. AND I've been playing Counter Strike:Source for a while so I'm already pretty much a fully trained special forces soldier, so my expertise and experience would be invaluable to the production of the movie
it will suck, unfortunately - just like every other movie based on a game, or every game based on a movie. Oh well, as long as they don't screw up Lambert's amusing qualities I'll be happy.
I'll bet Fisher isnt in it. I'll bet its a different Splinter Cell. But Bruce Willis for Fisher! He fits perfect.
"Well they went this route with the first RE" you are right as far as the movie, but no one feel in love the movie characters as much as we love the game character, it would have been better to see the game characer come to live and keep the keep in game personalty. I wish my english was better bc i have much to say. and i agree 100% the gorge cloney is the perfect Sam fisher and no one else
I think you have it all wrong... Sam Fisher won't even BE in the movie. They'll do like they did with "The Sum of all fears" which the movie had nothing to do with the game but more with the novel. It will disapoint some, but at least, if they screw it up, it won't affect the game franchise in any way. & if it's anything like the title above, heck, the movie was better than the game... :-)
Well they went this route with the first RE, and the movie turned out decent. There may be hope for this one yet.
i herd that the guy playing sam is the dude from the italian job. And i clooney but i dont like the idea of him being sam fisher
Dear God why is this happening? Please this is cruel an unusual punishment. don't do this to one of my fave game series!!! Please!!!
All the movies for Tom Clancy's books have had good production I am certain he will not let anything happen to Splinter Cell he will make sure of it. At least one would think so since he has been on all the production sets so far.
Don't worry, this film is going to be directed by Peter Berg. Director of Wonderland, The Rundown, and Friday Night Lights. He's the man.
I think an original story using characters people are familiar with is a better idea than trying to recreate the same story.
if They Reck the movie it might turn people away from the games :( i think Peter Jackson should Direct it. He Did Awsome with LOTR, and i havent seen Kingkong yet... but i hear its good.
I honestly think people might be overreacting a bit. The implication was not that the movie will stray away from the traditional layout of Splinter Cell, but that the plot for the movie would not be based on that of any of the games or books. But it seems better to get the movie going before we speculate about plot. It has no Producer and is still very much stalled. I am wondering if this movie will ever get off the ground. Gothachu, PLEASE don't insult Ed Wood by comparing him to Uwe Boll. >shows her "Ed Wood Is My Savior" tee shirt
Clooney would make a great Fisher. Just remember when he played Batman and how he sounded when he talked, kind of deep and gnarly. Plus, Ironside is to big and can't really bring some star power to the movie.
Why don't they just use Michael Ironside for the role of Sam Fisher. We are already use to hearing him as the voice of Sam Fisher, And his age would sync nicely with Sam's. Put on a good rug and he is Sam FIsher.
Dreamworks has a good history with relevant, politically charged films. With the right Director from the Dreamworks line-up, we could see something at least entertaining, if not insightful.
Benihya, if the author of two Splinter Cell novels can dare call it "original," then who the hell are you to say that, "calling it all-original is BS"? Just because a movie-feature is being called "Splinter Cell" doesn't mean that it can't be original. // On a serious note, I don't like this idea at all. I want a Splinter Cell movie! Edit: I like the idea of Clooney playing Sam. But he better build-up some muscles!
Itf they don't get Clooney for Sam Fischer this movie will suck. Clooney is the PERFECT Sam, he looks like him and has a similar voice.
All the movie has to do is follow the format set in all of the other Tom Clancy movies, and it will be gold. On another note: Uwe Boll is a genious. He is Ed Wood for our generation.
"Splinter Cell is currently in pre-production at DreamWorks SKG, which was recently purchased by Paramount. Ironically, Paramount sold the rights to Splinter Cell to DreamWorks last year." I'm confused :S
Why do movie companies always feel the need to radically change the game's plot/storyline. It's not like the game's story would be hard to make into a move. I just hope it's not another Doom.
"all-original" this is BS, if it is 100% original they should not call it Splinter Cell, what we seeing here people is Hollywood hiding behind the game undustry to sell new produt discazed as something we know and love. I prefer watching an c+ movie that is related to the game than watching an A movie that has nothing to do with the game.
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