While a lot of people can agree that Ubisoft’s The Division has a lot of problems, one thing that it really has going for it is a solid story, one that could easily be formatted into a feature film now that Ubisoft has taken control of the film rights to their own IPs; and it seems to be the idea that Ubisoft is going to move forward on now that they’ve completed Assassin’s Creed.
Tom Clancy’s The Division film has gained two big name actors with Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Trinity, Interstellar) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Prince of Persia, Nightcrawler) who will be a part of the development process through their production companies, Freckle Films and Nine Stories, respectively.
Ubisoft Motion Picture Productions have not given any hints to what Gyllenhaal or Chastain’s role will be in the upcoming film or what aspect of game will be covered in the film. While we can only assume that the film will follow a similar plot to the game which featured an act of bio-terrorism which unleashed a flu-like pandemic that sweeped across New York City on Black Friday, killing thousands of people and chaos among the rest of the population, forcing the government to call in their sleeper agents from The Division to restore order.
Ubisoft’s first feature film, Assassin’s Creed, comes out later this year, and aside from The Division, the studio has also confirmed that there are Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Watch Dogs, and Rabbids movies are all in development.