Filed on October 23rd to the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the trademark application states Ubisoft’s intentions to expand the Splinter Cell franchise beyond video games. With emphasis on interactivity, these televised programs include comedy, drama, live-action, and animation. Additionally, a live stage show featuring costumed characters was mentioned. Talks of production and distribution of a “Splinter Cell” TV show and film was also covered in the trademark application. Regarding films, Tom Hardy was cast as Sam Fisher in the live action adaptation of “Splinter Cell,” but no movie studio has yet to sign on.
Considering Microsoft’s intention to use the Xbox One to jump-start original programming, such as their live-action “Halo” series involving Steven Spielberg, a “Splinter Cell” series could wind up there. Whatever “Splinter Cell” project comes out of Ubisoft’s trademark application, it will sadly have to be made without series creator Tom Clancy, due to his recent passing.