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Doug Liman, the director of the upcoming film adaptation of Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell series, says that the movie will have a vibe that’s unique from the game while keeping many of the series’ traditions.In a recent interview, Liman, who is currently out promoting the time-twisting Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow, confirmed that the casting of Tom Hardy (who played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises) as Sam Fisher, does indicate a shift in tone for Splinter Cell.Liman said, “I think everything about Splinter Cell will be younger. It’s a chance to come up with a new franchise that’s fresher, newer, younger. And Tom Hardy is such an incredible actor.”At the same time, he did hint that many of Sam Fisher’s trademark gadgets like night vision goggles will be making appearances in the film. “Some of the tropes of the game will for sure be in the film,” said Liman. “But also the fun of that is when you lose them, you know, just strip that stuff away and really make the character sort of have to operate without it.”The Splinter Cell movie is scheduled to be released sometime in 2015.[Source: SlashFilm]Our Take:I’m actually fairly optimistic about the prospects of the Splinter Cell movie. Liman’s The Bourne Identity is one of my favorite action films and Edge of Tomorrow looks intriguing. He certain knows his way around a big-budget action flick.
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