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Splinter Cell Script Reviewed

Published November 1, 2005 in Movie Scripts
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Ubisoft
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A while back we had received a couple details from Peter Berg on the upcoming video game adaptation Splinter Cell. Some of the ideas sounded so cool, especially the casting options, that we began to hope that Splinter Cell would be the next big film franchise.

Now, a few months later, the good people over at LatinoReview have gotten their hands on the Splinter Cell script and they won't stop talking about it.

Splinter Cell Script Review

It is about time movie execs take video game adaptations a bit more seriously. With endless options of titles, it seems that some of the latest attempts at bringing a video game to the big screen have been half ass. However, with the growing hype around a Halo film, I guess other distribution companies are beginning to fall in line.

That being said, it looks like the script for Splinter Cell has all of the perks to the video game but with the promise of a full budget action film.

In a warehouse, FOUR ARAB SURGEONS work on the forearm of MASSUD HASSAN. His lieutenant YAKOUB stands nearby with FOUR ARMED GUARDS. One of the surgeonís assistants, a nervous SADIQ AL-QUMAR leaves the room. Meanwhile, back in New Jersey SARAH FISHER and her AUNT KATHY attend the funeral of REGAN MARGARET FISHER. BLOVED WIFE OF SAM. MOTHER OF SARAH. Sarah is pissed that her dad isnít there. Back at a storeroom in the warehouse in Dhaka, Sadiq hooks up with SAM FISHER who creeps out of the shadows. Fisher is the paragon of the 21st century warrior, calm, silent, and efficient. Sadiq is the mole in Hassanís operation and is nervous that Hassan knows something is up. Fisher reassures Sadiq that the mission is still a go. Fisher disappears into a pipe. His trident glasses lead the way. He crawls through until he is above and opening to the operating room below. He spots Hassan on the operating table. Fisher speaks out loud that he is in place, has eyes on the target and that the mission is a go. He has no mike, no headset. Who is he speaking to?

CLICK-CLICK! One of the guards drops dead. Fisher systematically cuts the remaining guards down as they panic. One of the scared surgeons opens a cell phone, illuminating the room in an eerie BLUISH GLOW. All four guards lie dead where they were standing just seconds ago but Hassan has vanished! Snatched them from right under their noses!

I am not going to spoil the rest of the opening sequence but we met all the major characters of the script in the 1st blazing fast 8 pages. There is more to the sequence and to Fisherís escape with Hassan, which goes on, for another 7 blazingly fast pages full of nail biting action.

Sweet! It looks like LatinoReview is also preparing us for one better-- a script review for Halo coming our way in the next couple of weeks.

Stay tuned for updates.

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