Deadline reports that Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures are interested in creating a big screen movie based on the Splinter Cell games. It seems both studios are in negotiations with game maker Ubisoft, and there’s no word yet on which one will score the rights.
Like the game series, fans can expect the Splinter Cell movie to focus on the missions of covert agent Sam Fisher as he saves the free world from terrorists. The stealth series should be a nice fit for the big screen, given that it was created by novelist Tom Clancy, whose books have also served as the inspiration for the Jack Ryan film series.
The next game in the franchise, Splinter Cell Blacklist, was announced at E3 earlier this month. It will see Sam Fisher struggle to stop a new group of evil doers with a new backup team at his disposal. It’s the first major title being developed by Ubisoft Toronto, and is slated to sneak its way onto the PS3 and Xbox 360 in early 2013.
Ubisoft is also keen on turning the Assassin’s Creed franchise into a movie, following the success of the live-action web series Assassin’s Creed: Lineage.