More on the Video Game/B-Movie Connecton

Woke up this morning and caught a half hour or so of a surprisingly good French action flick called The Nest. It was hardly groundbreaking, but as low-budget shoot-em-ups go, it was pretty sharp — mixing equal parts John Woo and Luc Besson into what I’d call a highly competent B-movie. Naturally, I immediately browsed over to IMDB to check the director’s credits. What did I find? Not only did the director helm 2005’s Bruce Willis actioner, Hostage — it turns out Florent Emilio Siri is also listed as the director of the 2002 sneak-and-shoot video game Splinter Cell.