Sheldon Turner (“The Longest Yard,” “Up in the Air”) has been hired to pen the script for the film adaptation of the “Splinter Cell” video game series. Eric Warren Singer (“American Hustle”) penned the previous draft with filming aiming to begin in August.
The project marks a reunion of Turner, director Doug Liman and actor Tom Hardy. All three are still attached to a George Mallory biopic at Sony Pictures, but that project is on hold and probably won’t film until next year.
Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox has hired 25-year old Jack Stanley to write the script for a follow-up to 2012’s “Chronicle”. Max Landis penned the first film’s script.
Stanley has no produced credits, but penned the spec script “Sweetheart” which made the Black List and has Michael Costigan attached to produce. He also penned the werewolf thriller “Silver”.