It seems like Ubisoft is going all out to bring their most successful franchises in theaters in the coming years: after working together with New Regency to bring the world of Assassin’s Creed into cinemas worldwide, Ubisoft has reached an agreement for the production of a Splinter Cell movie.
It’s been reported that New Regency will be working closely with Ubisoft Motion Picture division to ensure that the movie will be a quality product without straying too far from the original source material. Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean Julien Baronnet has also stated that Ubisoft has great respect for New Regency, able to create both blockbusters and indie hits, making them perfect to work with regarding video games adaptations: Ubisoft was also talking with Paramount Picures about a Splinter Cell movie but eventually choose New Regency.
After Assassin’s Creed, the Splinter Cell franchise was almost a natural choice: the series has a lot of things that potentially could make a movie great like secret agents, terrorism, warfare and so on. Being an established franchise it has all the numbers to do great.
No other detail is available at the time and we probably won’t know much more for quite some time, since New Regency’s priority right now is the production of the Assassin’s Creed movie which was rumored to be released later next year or early 2014: the whole Splinter Cell production should begin after the Assassin’s Creed movie is done and delivered.
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