New Writer Joins Splinter Cell Movie Project


New Writer Joins Splinter Cell Movie Project
Up in the Air and X-Men: First Class scribe signs up...

As most gamers already know, movies based around established gaming universes rarely work out all that well, but with game publishing powerhouse Ubisoft announcing its plans to forge ahead into the movie industry, starting with a project based on its Splinter Cell franchise, it looks like that might be about to change.

The latest news on the project, following the confirmation that rising star Tom Hardy was attached, is that Sheldon Turner, who has writing credits to his name on movies including Up in the Air and X-Men: First Clas, has joined up with the project as the new lead writer.

A draft of the movie had already been worked on by American Hustle's Eric Wrren Singer, but Turner will look after the newest draft, as is par for the course in Hollywood.

With shooting set to start as early as August, it's likely that Turner's version of the script could be the final one (not including on-the-fly changes during shooting), so the next few months will be key to how everything turns out. Fingers crossed it'll prove to be a watershed moment for video game movies!

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