Tom Clancy’s The Division has been a huge hit for Ubisoft this year, breaking various sales records and maintaining a significant die-hard fanbase. Based on the game’s continued success, the publisher now has plans to bring the post-apocalyptic world of The Division to the big screen. Yesterday, Ubisoft Motion Pictures officially announced development on a The Division movie, with Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, End of Watch) and Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty) in the film’s starring roles.

The desolate and dangerous setting of The Division surely holds potential for a great movie, especially with its unique blend of apocalyptic suspense, urban action, viral outbreak, and government conspiracy. The film’s announcement on UbiBlog noted that “the pandemic-stricken streets of The Division are filled with countless stories of love, loss, treachery, and heroism,” affirming that a The Division movie will have various avenues by which to build an engaging story from the game’s framework.

Gyllenhaal and Chastain will not only star in the film, but serve in the development process as well. Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be working with their respective production companies, Nine Stories and Freckle Films.

The Division will join a list of other Ubisoft titles set to make the jump to the big screen, including Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Watch Dogs, and Rabbids. Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ first film, Assassin’s Creed, will release later this year on December 21.

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