Splinter Cell is getting a… radio adaptation?


The Last of Us is getting a big budget HBO TV show, the Metal Gear Solid movie is still in development, and now Ubisoft’s long-dormant stealth series Splinter Cell is getting an eight part radio adaptation. The BBC has just announced Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall, an adaptation of the Splinter Cell novel of the same name released earlier this year starring Will Poulter.

In the context of the many recent big-budget game adaptations for the big and small screen alike, a radio play sounds like an odd choice for what was once one of Ubisoft’s flagship franchises. But considering the games were generally at their best in their slowest and most deliberate stealth moments rather than the high stakes action set-pieces of other titles, I’m…

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Author: Jon Porter