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Big screen version of Splinter Cell still on track

DreamWorks is set to acquire the rights to produce a movie based on blockbuster videogame series Splinter Cell, according to Hollywood news publication Variety.

The movie was previously a Paramount Pictures project and has been in development since last winter. Peter Berg, who was originally down to direct, co-wrote the screenplay with J.T. Petty, who also scripted all three SC games. However, it now seems that Daniel Pyne (screenwriter for the recent Manchurian Candidate remake) will produce a new version.

The film will be produced by Michael Ovitz, Tom Clancy's manager, and Ubisoft bigwig Yves Guillemot is down to executive produce along with Tom himself.

No cast list or release date have been announced for the film so far.

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Ellie spent nearly a decade working at Eurogamer, specialising in hard-hitting executive interviews and nob jokes. These days she does a comedy show and podcast. She pops back now and again to write the odd article and steal our biscuits.