Ubisoft Is Bringing TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION To The Big Screen With Jake Gyllenhaal Starring

It's only been a few months since Ubisoft's third-person shooter, Tom Clancy's The Division, released on shelves to the tune of positive ratings up to $330 million dollars in sales. That's a huge chunk of money, so it's reasonable to believe Ubisoft sees enough potential in the property to turn it into a viable feature film with great prospects.

Well, that's exactly what they're doing according to a report from Variety and with none other than Southpaw and Nightcrawler star Jake Gyllenhaal starring. The report states that a writer is currently being sought after to pen the script casting Gyllenhaal as an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, assigned to help rebuild its branch in New York City while investigating the nature of a smallpox outbreak and defending against criminal activity lurking in the background.

This marks the second round for Gyllenhaal in a property developed in part by Ubisoft with the live-action adaptation, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, which wasn't too well received among gaming fans, thus contributing to many a protest from fans decrying Hollywood "ruining games". I'm sure some of you reading this have seen those arguments, while The Division could very well do for Gyllenhaal what Batman has done for Ben Affleck so far. It's possible, and I'm curious.

Let's keep our eyes peeled.

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