Doug Liman is doing the press circuit for his new movie, Edge of Tomorrow, but he’s also talking about his upcoming adaptation of splinter Cell which he’s working on with Bane himself, Tom Hardy.
IGN say Liman has confirmed that Splinter Cell will be an origin story: “I’m working on the script with Tom Hardy. I think we have a great take on how to make an awesome film out of that. Everything about Splinter Cell will be younger. It’s a chance to come up with a new franchise that is fresher and newer and younger, and Tom Hardy is such an incredible actor.
“Some of the tropes of the game will for sure be in the film, but also the fun of that is when you lose them. To strip that stuff away and really make the character have to operate without it.”
So he aims to keep some things and trim away much of what’s left? Let us know your thoughts on this one, guys…
No word on when Splinter Cell will begin shooting.