The series follows black-ops specialist, Sam Fisher, assassinating star of the NSA ‘splinter’ branch, The Third Echelon, as he takes down bad guys aplenty. Whoever gets the part of Sam will have to channel the rich, gravelly voice of Michael Ironside; perhaps someone similar to Christian Bale, what with his vocals for our favourite Dark Knight.
This announcement comes only a few months after Sony decided to buy the rights to one of Ubisoft’s other big titles, Assassin’s Creed last November. Whilst the film is not yet assigned to a particular studio, it appears there’s somewhat of a bidding war going on over it, namely between Warner Bros and Paramount. Despite this, it’s scheduled to come out some time next year - quite a short space of time if the film-makers want to do it justice, but we’ll reserve judgement for nearer the time.
Having futzed it a bit with the film version of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Ubisoft are making plans to have as much involvement in the filming process as possible to create a fitting tribute to the games and their complex main character. The E3 video games conference saw another announcement that Ubisoft is to release a seventh title in the game universe, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, early next year.