Originally posted by redfender1
Which Video Games would you like to see on the Big Screen and which video games should've stayed video games
Definitely Splinter Cell
, my all time favorite game. A couple years back it sounded like it was in the works, but no news lately as far as I can tell. Who wouldn't want to see a heavily armed American ninja covertly saving the world from terrorists? The whole movie could be one non-stop mission, just like the game. I say, throw out the old playbook that says the hero must struggle valiantly and overcome great odds with great sacrifice - I'd love to see two straight hours of a vastly superior, veteran spy calmly infiltrating enemy bases and thwarting enemy plans one after the other without so much as a hiccup in his cool. Sam Fisher wouldn't even have to say more than a few words. The whole movie would revolve around his unblinking ingenuity. Kind of like the Bourne Identity, except without the main character being such a boob, or a tool. Not to mention the fact that he'll look like a ninja. The appeal of ninjas cannot be underestimated. I'm telling you, Splinter Cell
the movie is a freakin' gold mine. Some producer out there needs to get off his butt.
EDIT: And none of the typical BS back story to somehow emotionally link Sam Fisher with the audience. The audience should sit back and be humbled by the awful brilliance of such a cool and collected killing machine. There should be a sense of awe, not empathy. There are enough movies out there that push the "they're human too" aspect of these kinds of protagonists; whereas this movie should stress the admirable excellence and professionalism of an elite special-ops soldier. Save the soft stuff for Splinter Cell 2 or 3.
EDIT 2: I didn't realize how passionate I was about this.