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Whispers of a ‘Splinter Cell’ Adaptation Are Once Again Making the Studio Rounds

15 June 2012 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Once upon a time the name Tom Clancy meant something to both the suits in Hollywood and the seats in theaters across America. The Hunt for Red October, an adaptation of Clancy’s first novel, was a commercial and critical hit, and it set the stage for three follow-up films featuring the author’s most famous character, Jack Ryan. The four movies averaged $200 million each at the worldwide box-office, but they stopped with 2002′s The Sum of All Fears (because there was a time when Ben Affleck’s name killed everything it touched). That same year saw the debut of Splinter Cell, a 3rd-person view stealth shooter that put players in the silent but deadly shoes of CIA operative Sam Fisher (voiced by Michael Ironside). Like Clancy’s Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon games this featured his name and advisement but no direct link to his fiction. The game series has been a big success, and »

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