Sheldon Turner

Tom Hardy Doesn't Know When ‘Splinter Cell’ Will Begin Shooting

Tom Hardy Doesn't Know When ‘Splinter Cell’ Will Begin Shooting

Video game adaptation Splinter Cell was set to begin shooting in August. But then Everest screenwriter Sheldon Turner stepped in to rewrite the screenplay. Will it be ready to go this summer? Star Tom Hardy isn't so sure. He doesn't know when the movie will begin principle photography. Never a good sign.

The Splinter Cell video game from Ubisoft centers on Sam Fisher (Tom Hardy), a highly-trained operative who works for a black ops division of the government known as Echelon, as he is tasked with neutralizing terrorist threats around the world. The game series, based on characters created by Tom Clancy, has sold more than 23 million units worldwide.

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‘Everest’ Writer Sheldon Turner Takes on ‘Splinter Cell’

‘Everest’ Writer Sheldon Turner Takes on ‘Splinter Cell’

Everest screenwriter Sheldon Turner has signed on to write a new screenplay for the video game adaptation Splinter Cell. Eric Singer (American Hustle) wrote the most recent draft of the script.

This project reunites Sheldon Turner with Everest star Tom Hardy, who has been attached to this adaptation since 2012, and director Doug Liman. That movie, which focused on George Mallory's quest to become the first man to reach the Mount Everest summit, has been postponed. It should not be confused with another movie entitled Everest, which stars Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Jason Clarke and Emily Watson, and centers on a 1996 expedition to Mount Everest that claimed the lives of eight climbers.

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Sheldon Turner Adapting Richard Clarke's ‘Scorpion's Gate’

Sheldon Turner Adapting Richard Clarke's ‘Scorpion's Gate’

Sheldon Turner has inked a deal with Sony Pictures to adapt Richard Clarke's action novel Scorpion's Gate, with Jennifer Klein to produce.

The book is set in a fallen Saudi Arabia, where a rebel regime takes over the country and is close to developing a nuclear bomb. The story centers on an American intelligence analyst, a British intelligence agent and a general who work to prevent a worldwide nuclear war.

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ABC Picks Up ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

Up in the Air co-writer Sheldon Turner has sold a new series to ABC based on the classic horror tale Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

This new iteration of the story follows a doctor who begins experiencing bizarre side effects from an experimental eye treatment that greatly alters his personality. When he falls asleep, he becomes the opposite of his anti-social self, a fearless daredevil that can confront anything.

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Resolves Screenplay Dispute

There has been a rather complex discrepancy over who wrote X-Men: First Class, and who should receive proper credit. That dispute was resolved yesterday, with Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer now being acknowledged for creating the story, even though Turner did not officially write on the project.

Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz along with Jane Goldman & director of the film Matthew Vaughn are receiving a shared screenplay writing credit. The first writers on the project, Josh Schwartz and Jamie Moss, will receive no credit for their services rendered.

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Sheldon Turner's ‘By Virtue Fall’ in Development

Sheldon Turner's dramatic thriller By Virtue Fall, which has been in development with Eric Bana and Colin Farrell attached to star, has added some new actors, but has lost Colin Farrell.

According to 24 Frames , James Spader, Ryan Phillippe and Carla Gugino have boarded the project.

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Michael Mann Lands ‘Big Tuna’

Director Michael Mann is teaming up with screenwriter Sheldon Turner for the new mafia biopic Big Tuna, which could be his next project, according to Variety.

The story is based on Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo and his protege, Sam Giancana, who eventually replaced him. Since Big Tuna isn't set up at a studio yet, the director brought Sheldon Turner on board through his own development fund.

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