Ubisoft has shown a growing interest in turning their successful video game franchises into films. The first being Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Following that we have Assassin’s Creed (which is out later this year), and now, it’s been announced that we can also expect a film from Ubisoft’s record-breaking third person shooter, The Division.
The game has only been out a few months, but it had been rumored that a film adaptation was already in the works, with both Jake Gyllenhaal ( Source Code, End of Watch) and Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, The Martian) staring in the project. This will actually be the second Ubisoft video game-turned-film adaptation that Jake Gyllenhaal takes place in, the first being Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.
For those who are unaware, The Division is based in near future following the events after a smallpox epidemic in New York. Following that, you control a character who is part of the Strategic Homeland Division, or, just “The Division,” who’s mission is trying to investigate how the outbreak took place, and how to help rebuild New York.
While we’re unsure how much the game will influence the film, it looks like Ubisoft Motion Pictures is trying to turn a lot of their games into films. There’s news of a Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and Watch Dogs movie somewhere over the horizon. For now though, lets just see how well Assassin’s Creed and The Division will do.
Assassin’s Creed is scheduled to release on December 21st, 2016; No official release date for The Division, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for you guys.