Ubisoft is reportedly working on a film adaptation for The Division

It will no doubt prove to be quite divisive.

Only weeks after the release of a trailer for the forthcoming Assassin's Creed film, pre-orders and all, Ubisoft is reportedly working on a film adaptation for The Division. The Tom Clancy license is ripe for all manner of big budget explode-y Hollywood treatment, and The Division's depiction of a post-pandemic New York seems like a decent fit – assuming it's not about serious military folk trying on fancy kneepads and vests.

According to a Variety report, Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw, Nightcrawler) is poised to star in the adaptation, and will also have a producer role. Ubisoft is currently looking for a writer. 

Of course, it's getting a little bit repetitive to mention that film adaptations of video games are very rarely great, though I do detect a shred of optimism about the forthcoming Assassin's Creed film (it's directed by the guy responsible for this nasty Australian indie). The Warcraft film seemed promising initially, but Chris Thursten was among the folk less-than-impressed by the final film. 


Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian Editor. He loves masochistic platformers but lacks the skill and grace to complete them. He has four broken keyboards hidden under his desk, filed between an emergency six-pack of Reschs and five years worth of XXL promotional t-shirts. He stares out the window a lot.


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