Jake Gyllenhaal to star in movie adaptation of 'The Division'
Los Angeles: Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star in the film based on hit video game 'The Division' that has already become Ubisoft's fastest-selling product. Gyllenhaal is also attached as a producer, and the studio is currently looking for a writer to pen the adaptation, reported Variety.
Developed and published by Ubisoft, with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the third-person shooter is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic.
The player, who is an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, commonly referred to as simply 'The Division', is tasked with helping to rebuild the Division's operations in Manhattan, investigating the nature of the outbreak and combating criminal activity in its wake.
Ubisoft will package the project, possibly adding one more actor to the mix before taking it out to studios. It currently has 'Assassin's Creed' starring Michael Fassbender in post-production at Fox and New Regency as well as 'Splinter Cell' starring Tom Hardy at Paramount.