With “Edge of Tomorrow” about to hit cinemas, filmmaker Doug Liman has begun talking about what’s next for him – one of those potential projects being the Tom Hardy-led film adaptation of the video game series “Splinter Cell”.
The games follow Sam Fisher, a black ops agent who neutralizes terrorist threats around the world for a secret government division called Echelon. Liman confirms to IGN that the film will essentially be an origin story for Fisher:
“I’m working on the script with Tom Hardy. I think we have a great take on how 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 such an incredible actor.
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.”
Filming was originally slated to begin in August until Sheldon Turner came onboard in March to perform re-writes. No word as yet as to when it will actually begin shooting.