Ubisoft Motion Pictures' Basil Iwanyk is adamant the lukewarm response to the 'Assassin's Creed' film won't stop them progressing with a 'Splinter Cell' movie.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy

The fantasy action film hasn't had rave reviews since it arrived in cinemas in January but the producer has assured fans of the third-person stealth franchise that they will progress a big screen adaptation of 'Splinter Cell' with Tom Hardy in the lead role.

Speaking to Forbes, Iwanyk said: "They're separate kind of things. The story of the financial success of 'Assassin's Creed' is yet to be told because we do live in an international world; it's still rolling out.

"'Assassin's Creed' had a very specific world to it and a very specific storyline, character, all that stuff. 'Splinter Cell' really is a shooter game ... I don't think one applies to the other because I don't think our movie will feel like a movie that came out of a video game, I think it'll feel like a badass, Tom Hardy action movie, which is what we wanted."

Michael Fassbender starred in 'Assassin's Creed' alongside Marion Cotillard as modern man Callum Lynch and his bearded 15th Century ancestor Aguilar in the pseudo-science film which jumps between time periods.

The 'Assassin's Creed' game storyline is driven by the Aminus a machine that allows people in the present to relive the memories of their ancestors.