Bidding on Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell has begun to heat up as Paramount looks to secure film rights for the hit Ubisoft property. Warner Bros. is also in contention should things not pan out with Paramount.
Tom Clancy properties are no stranger to making the jump to the big screen. Kenneth Branagh is set to direct a reboot of the popular Jack Ryan series for Paramount and an adaptation of the Clancy spin-off Without Remorse is also being developed.
The Splinter Cell series follows a man named Sam Fisher, a member of a special NSA division known as Third Echelon. The games emphasize stealth as you maneuver through high security areas eliminating guards.
Should Paramount or WB gain the rights for the series, who should play Fisher?
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Colin Ferrell would be a choice.
It will work if Ridley & Tony Scott produce it or maybe jerry Bruckhiemer....
I think Matthew Fox would play a great Sam. I have played every game and I could see him make a transition like from double agent to conviction.
I say they do CGI and use Sam's voice actor, that's my opinion when it comes to most video game movies.
Michael Ironside is the one who does the voice for the game, and for all intents and purposes, HE IS Sam Fisher. That's why I said 'have him voice an old Sam Fisher' maybe at the beginning and the end of the movie, do a flashback and maybe only show old Fisher from his back and in the shadows or something. But trying to go Benjamin Button, or all CGI for a human in a person driven film that is not animated, is ridiculous imo. If we were talking about Master Chief and Halo, I'd agree. I've always said Chief needs to be CGI like Optimus Prime from Transformers. But Chief is in a suit where we never see his face, Sam Fisher is not. We still need an actor to show him as a person.
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Actually yall, this one is really very easy. In fact, it's so simple, I don't know why I hadn't thought of it, or posted it before until now, but by far and away, the #1 pick and person who should play Sam Fisher is: drum roll please... Jim Caviezel. He's played villains and good guys and Military personnel and his villains are very, very intimidating as is his military roles- both things needed to play Sam. This part is 100% suited for Jim Caviezel, dude would kick *** as Sam. Jim is the best pick. Everyone else pales in comparison.
Colin Farrell.....maybe, is correct. He certainly wouldn't top my top 5 list. And every movie he's in is pretty much a failure with the exception of Miami Vice, so if they wanted to take their chances in dooming the movie, I guess they can go directly to him. I'd take Tom Cruise over Colin Farrell and that's not saying much.
He's too much of a meathead.And his accent is too thick. NO WAY!
Eric Bana. Pretty much you need someone that is a tough guy looking like he's in his early 40's.
Not bad, not bad. I can do that. I'd definitely add him to my short list.
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What about Christian Bale? He can do American pretty well. The fact is that there aren't any young American action actors that could really pull this off. If yall know of some then by all means tell me but when I think about alot of the great American action actors are getting older. Also maybe Colin Farrel.
wasent sam fisher already cast and in the sum of all fears, for a very short amount of time?
i thought the sum of all fear, red october, patriot movies were in the same universe, as well.
Those were all movies based on the character Jack Ryan.
Maybe Gerald Butler, although he may not sell many tickets and may not be able to carry the film well on his own, he will need an outstanding supporting cast including the likes of Morgan Freeman as Irving Lambert or such, some AAA Hollywood talent. Russel Crow might be able to do it too, but he seems too thick and brutish to be a stealth ninja.
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Jeremy Renner would make a good Sam Fisher i think or maybe even Sam Worthington!
NO! Jeremy Renner is too snazzy and has too much flare, and he is kind of weak. Sam Fisher IS A bad***. They need an actor who can play a bad*** KILLER. The new game is called Blacklist. They need someone that can do that. Sam Worthington is overused in too much recent material. He'd ruin the movie. Plus he's too young and would bring immaturity to the part. Look, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, or even George Clooney and maybe Guy Pierce...
I'm thinking either David Wenham, Timothy Olyphant, or Dermot Mulroney.
NO, NO, AND HECK NO!! What are you smoking man?? QUIT TRYING TO RUIN IT!!!! You must really be trying to make the movie tank. David Wenham is by far a way too clean and priss AND English!! Fisher IS AN AMERICAN!! He's not a Brit. Splinter Cell isn't fantasy- lord of the rings. It's about U.S. Government- Third Echelon. Spies vs Mercs and Espionage, with stealth ninja kills by covert american agents who have the freedom to kill for the government. The movie would is more along the lines of the Bourne movies. George Clooney could actually do it well also.
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