Ubisoft and Netflix have teamed up for an anime series adaptation of beloved video game franchise Splinter Cell with John Wick writer Derek Kolstad
Netflix has been slowly but surely upping and expanding their anime content library. Earlier this week Netflix unleashed the first chapter in their Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy anime series and they don’t plan to stop there. Netflix has teamed up with game developer Ubisoft to bring forth an anime adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
The Splinter Cell anime has received a two-season, 16 episode order for the streaming platform. John Wick writer Derek Kolstad is attached to write and executive produce the anime series. This would be the second attempt at adapting the beloved video game franchise from Ubisoft. A live-action film was announced back in 2012 with Tom Hardy set to star as Sam Fisher. Unfortunately, it’s been 8 years since that announcement and the film has not seen the light of the day.
Ubisoft launched their feature film studio in 2011 and announced live-action films for three of their best selling video game franchises, those including Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Assassin’s Creed. Only one of those three films saw the light of the day and that was Assassin’s Creed.
Ubisoft has also teamed up with Netflix for a live-action film adaptation of The Division with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star. The film is still in pre-production.
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