Screenwriter Sheldon Turner had written a screenplay for a Mount Everest movie set to star Tom Hardy and be directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity). That film was going to center on George Mallory, who tried to scale the mountain, but disappeared during his ascent. However, that movie has fallen apart because Baltasar Kormakur’s Everest is already filming (it’s about a present day group of climbers) and will reach theaters first. Turner, Hardy, and Liman are now reuniting for another project: an adaptation of Ubisoft’s popular video game series, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. According to Deadline, Turner will write a new draft of the script, and production is gearing up to shoot in August. Turner will then go direct the “modern day Western”, Borderland.
For those unfamiliar with Splinter Cell, the games center on Sam Fisher, a black ops agent who uses stealth to carry out his missions. I’ve personally never played any of the Splinter Cell games because I find stealth games tedious unless they’re from the Batman: Arkham series where Batman pretty much has all the power, and it’s hilarious to watch the bad guys freak out. Hit the jump to check out a trailer for the most recent Splinter Cell game, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.