Ubisoft Announces 'The Division' Movie With Jessica Chastain, Jake Gyllenhaal Attached
Ubisoft has announced that another one of its titles is making the leap from video games to the big screen. The Division is the publisher's latest game to make the transition, joining Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and Watch Dogs. It has some big names attached to it, too.
The Division is currently in preproduction with actors Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, along with their respective production companies, Freckle Films and Nine Stories. There's no word on when it's coming out, so don't worry about preordering those tickets quite yet. Meanwhile, Ubisoft is unsurprisingly excited about the project: "We are excited to collaborate with Jessica and Jake, two of Hollywood’s most talented actors and perfect creative collaborators to help bring Tom Clancy’s The Division to the big screen,” says Gerard Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Attaching Jake and Jessica is part of our development philosophy of working closely with top talent from the earliest stages to collaborate on a high quality film,” adds Matt Phelps, VP at Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
The Assassin's Creed film recently completed principle photography, and it's set for a December 21 release.
While the actual execution didn't do a whole lot for me, I thought The Division's narrative setup was interesting, and I'm curious to see how it works in a full-length movie. This isn't the first time the shooter has been showcased in live action, either. Who can resist a near-future apocalypse, after all?