If you recall from a recent report that took place this past week, it was disclosed that the next mainline entry for the Splinter Cell franchise is underway for arrival sometime next year. Reported by Multiplayer.it, the publication disclosed that the long-awaited release was aimed for a 2020 shipment, but instead shifted to the following year as many major projects were shifted to later dates than anticipated.
And now, it looks more information surrounding the Tom Clancy series is surfacing this week. But instead, there is a new show that is underway for arrival to Netflix. Entertainment outlet Variety reports that the new production will be arriving exclusively to the streaming platform as an anime series – alike CD Projekt Red’s recent Cyberpunk: Edgerunenrs announcement.
In addition to the project being underway, the website discloses that the coming Splinter Cell anime will be in the hands of Derek Kolstad: the individual responsible for Keanu Reeves’ John Wick. Speeakign with sources familiar with the new production, it is told that Kolstad has established a two season deal with Netflix; planning to dish out 16 episodes by the end of the agreement.
Currently, Kolstad is already very involved with other productions regarding other popular video game series announced earlier this year. While he did pull on the idea of creating a television series for Bendy and the Ink Machine alongside My Friend Pedro as he tossed pitches to companies earlier on, he ultimately got the green light for the Deadtoast Entertainment title with D12 Entertainment.
Additionally, Kolstad is also working on the script for Avalanche Studio’s Just Cause movie. The film adaptation is projected to be a spectacular master piece of chaos and gunfire if portrayal of the game’s action effectively aligns with Kolstad’s storytelling we already witnessed in the John Wick trilogy already. You can read the full report by heading here.
What do you hope to see from the Splinter Cell anime when more details unravel?