Hidden within an interview with Collider about John Wick were some comments by producer Basil Ilwanyk (The Town, The Expendables) about the upcoming Splinter Cell adaptation from Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman. The film has been in the works for quite some time now, and stars Tom Hardy in the lead role of badass Navy Seal operative Sam Fisher.
The film currently lacks a release date, but Ilwanyk gave a brief production update that points toward a production start date early next year:
“Splinter Cell will go some time next year, that’s Doug Liman and Tom Hardy. We’re getting the script right because if you have Doug Liman and Tom Hardy you want to make it great. It’s very, very active. We’re going to make it. Tom and Doug are going to make it when it’s perfect and we’re getting there. It’s not a movie you want to jam [together] quickly. We have three perfectionist. Ubisoft, who has a huge asset on their hands so they’re not going to make a movie for the sake of making a movie. We have Doug Liman, who’s Doug Liman. He’s not going to make a movie for the sake of making a movie. Tom Hardy is one of the hottest actors in the world. With that combination, we have to make it great. We all know that.”
From Ubisoft and 20th Century Fox, Splinter Cell was written by Sheldon Turner (X-Men: First Class, Up in the Air). If production does start early next year, than we should expect to hear some more updates on the film in the coming months, so stay tuned to the site for those!