‘Splinter Cell’ Will Be Different from ‘Assassin’s Creed’
While all the parkour in the world couldn’t save Assassin’s Creed from pretty low returns at the box office, Ubisoft is moving forward with its next potential franchise-starter video game movie. Splinter Cell, based on the series of games and novels about a black-ops agent in a fictional NSA subdivision, is considered one of Ubisoft’s flagship franchises, along with Assassin’s Creed, and way back in 2012 Tom Hardy signed on to play protagonist Sam Fisher in the movie. It’s been a while since we’ve heard news about the movie, but it look like Ubisoft is moving ahead with production. One of the producers, Basil Iwanek, says that they’re going for a totally original action film that’s less of a video game movie and more of a high-octane thriller.