The Assassins Creed (2016) movie is still a few months away, but that is not stopping Ubisoft from going full steam ahead with a The Division movie.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures have confirmed that the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) is getting a film adaptation. The movie has no release date, and production is still in the process of looking for a writer. The company did, however, confirm that The Division movie will have two A-list stars attached in some way.
Jake Gyllenhaal, known for Donnie Darko (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2006) and Nightcrawler (2014) is reportedly in a leading role, and Jessica Chasten, known for her excellent work on Zero Dark Thirty (2013) and Interstellar (2014), will co-star. According to a release by Ubisoft, both actors will have a part in the development process.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is an MMORPG shooter that is set in New York City. The premise is that a ‘mega virus’ has torn through the city by being distributed through cash notes on Black Friday. Manhattan has been quarantined and secret sleeper agents have been activated to act as secret responders to the event. Known as Division Agents, the First Wave have gone missing, which is where the game, and the players come into play. It is up to the players to find out what went wrong with the first wave of Division Agents, and get to the bottom of the mega virus outbreak.
The Division movie is the latest adaptation from Ubisoft’s large roster of video game properties. Ubisoft Motion Pictures have already announced that a Splinter Cell movie is also in the works along side a Watch Dogs movie.