Ubisoft is in talks with Paramount to develop a big screen adaptation of their best selling video game, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. Warner Bros. briefly eyed the project, but quickly lost interest.
The stealth action games follow covert operative Sam Fisher, who is part of a top-secret branch of the National Security Agency called the Third Echelon. The series currently has six installments, with a seventh title currently in the works called Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, expected to debut in mid-2013.
Paramount is a front runner for the movie rights, but it is relatively unlikely that a deal will be made soon considering the inherent complications that are involved with a project like this. Video game adaptations have not done very well in the past, and Ubisoft will have a tight grip on how the film gets translated.
The novelist has other projects in the works at Paramount. They are producing a reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise, starring Chris Pine, and a spinoff of another novel by the author titled Without Remorse that follows a mercenary named John Clark
No deals have been made yet so stay tuned to find out if the film will come to fruition.