The Kidd here...
I'm just waiting for Quint to pop on here and say he told us so...
He predicted weeks ago that the video games would be the next group of hot properties that Hollywood started gobbling up, and he's looking like a bit of a prophet these days. After countless failed adaptations over the years, there's a small segment of the creative population starting to take video games seriously as potential tent poles moving forward.
Significant progress has been made in locking up Michael Fassbender for the big screen version of ASSASSIN'S CREED with Ubisoft methodically trying to build up a film division to take advantage of these popular titles, and they're at it again in getting Tom Hardy to sign on the line that is dotted for a big screen adaptation of Tom Clancy's SPLINTER CELL series of games.
Eric Warren Singer (THE INTERNATIONAL and the Black List screenplay AMERICAN BULLSHIT) has been given the nod to pen the script, according to Variety. A search for a director should commence fairly soon, as Ubisoft shops SPLINTER CELL around to the studios with Warner Bros. and Paramount already taking an interest.
Who knows? Maybe if these films start to take off, there is hope yet for a HALO or GEARS OF WAR or BIOSHOCK to finally get off the ground.
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