'The Division' live-action film announced, Jake Gyllenhaal to star


It’s official the long rumored live-action movie adaptation of the hit open world third-person shooter game “Tom Clancy’s The Division” will be moving forward with production, as announced by Ubisoft.

In a press release made recently by the game developer, it was announced that “The Division: would be the latest title to be developed as a live-action film under the Ubisoft Motion Picture roster of upcoming films.

Apart from initial casting, nothing specific about the film was announced not even a release window. The only information for now is that actors Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal will take on lead roles for the film. Chastain is most known for recent films such as “Interstellar” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Gyllenhaal, on the other hand, was most recently seen in the films “End of Watch” and “Nightcrawler.”

Aside from taking the part of yet to be announced characters for the upcoming film adaptation, the two actors will also be part of the production process as their respective production companies would be working for the film, too. Also, the plot of the film has yet to be decided on, as there are a number of possibilities that the film adaptation may choose to move forward with, based on the setting of the original game.

“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 press release added. “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.

Aside from “The Division,” several other Ubisoft games are planned to have their own live-action films, too. All of them are in their earliest stages of pre-production, including “Splinter Cell, “Ghost Recon,” “Watch Dogs,” and “Rabbids.” Meanwhile, the much awaited “Assassin’s Creed” film starring Michael Fassbender is set to hit theaters on Dec. 21.