Splinter Cell: According to Variety, Paramount has acquired film rights to Tom Clancy's videogame "Splinter Cell" and hired Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) to direct.

Michael Ovitz, Clancy's longtime manager, will produce; Berg, Clancy and Yves Guillemot, chief of vidgame publisher Ubisoft, are exec producing.

Berg is penning the script along with "Splinter Cell" vidgame writer J.T. Petty and John J. McLaughlin (Man of the House).

The video game, now in its second edition, follows the adventures of government spy Sam Fisher as he's dispatched to infiltrate an international terrorist syndicate and stop a high-tech threat.

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