Ubisoft took to their official blog to announce that The Division would be making its way onto the big screen and will star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain.
The Division is coming to the big screen, and no, we’re not talking about that time you ran the Falcon Lost Incursion on your buddy’s projector. The battle to restore order to Manhattan is being made into a movie by Ubisoft Motion Pictures, and will star Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty) and Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch, Nightcrawler).
In addition to starring in the film, both Chastain and Gyllenhaal will be a part of the development process through their production companies, Freckle Films and Nine Stories, respectively. The pandemic-stricken streets of The Division are filled with countless stories of love, loss, treachery, and heroism, but we’ll have to wait to find out what avenues the film will explore.
The Division is the latest Ubisoft property to join the Ubisoft Motion Picture production line-up. Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon,Watch Dogs, and Rabbids movies are all in development, and of course, Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender will be released this winter on December 21st.
This is interesting to see as movies based on video games haven’t really had the best streak. What’s even more interesting to see is Ubisoft’s list of titles also expected to make their way onto the big screen, from Splinter Cell to Watch Dogs.
What are your thoughts on seeing The Division on the big screen? Do people still play the game? I assumed the hype died after about a month.