Ubisoft's movie branch has announced their latest project; a movie adaptation of their recent game, Tom Clancy's The Division. It already has some A-list actors/actresses lined up for the casting as well, including Jessica Chastain (The Martian, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Southpaw). Ubisoft Motion Pictures also has upcoming movies based on Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Watch_Dogs, and Rabbids franchises in the works.
“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,” said Gerard Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, 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,” added Matt Phelps, Vice President, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures will develop the project with Gyllenhaal’s and Riva Marker’s (Beasts of No Nation) Nine Stories Productions, and Chastain’s Freckle Films. The announcement comes after the critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s The Division™ video game, developed by Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment studio, sold more copies in its first 24 hours of availability than any previous title in Ubisoft’s history* and recorded the biggest first week ever for a new video game franchise**.
Source: Press Release