This could actually be a good movie. No, it really could.
It seems yet another major video game franchise is on the cusp of hitting Hollywood; Deadline reports that Ubisoft's acclaimed Splinter Cell could be the next recognizable series to hit the big screen.
Apparently, talks with Warner Bros. fizzled and now Paramount Pictures is in the driver's seat. We don't have any other information at this time, but there is one extremely crucial element that fans will be happy to hear:
"…Ubisoft will be very involved and retain control over how the game is translated into a film."
Given that, we really do think Sam Fisher would translate very well to movies. They just need a decent script and cast; the stories in this franchise weren't as epic or elaborate as they were in Metal Gear Solid , but they could easily be adapted for the big screen. And after the freakin' debacle that was Splinter Cell: Conviction (sorry, my own personal preference there), I wouldn't mind seeing a decent "Splinter Cell" effort…even if I can only watch it.