Report: Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In The Division Movie

Variety is reporting that not only is Ubisoft trying to get a movie made out of The Division (not news), but that they already have Prince of Persia star Chesty Jake Gyllenhaal attached to the project, as both actor and producer (interesting). Imagine this, but with a messenger bag

Before we go any further, remember: as bad as video game movies tend to be, most video game movie projects never get made in the first place. This one, given Ubisoft's recent track record (Assassin's Creed), might!

Now, I have questions. Why The Division, which despite its initial sales success is creatively about as interesting as watching grass die? Why Chesty Jake, when he's already been subjected to one (albeit decent) Ubisoft video game adaptation?

(Answer: Ubisoft took one look at the Assassin's Creed trailer and saw €€€€€€€€.)

While Gyllenhaal's name is up in bright lights, the movie is still looking for a writer, so don't expect this to happen any time soon, if it ever happens at all.

[Variety]


Comments

    This is actually a ploy by Ubisoft to intentionally devalue itself and its properties so much that Vivendi backs off.

    The Division story line would work well as a movie.

      I think it would work better as a "walking dead style " television show. But with less death dominoes and more focus on hope.

      But it seems the author of this article would rather pole fun at ubisoft and the game itself then actual discuss the implementation of the IP to the film format. Shame, they had a opportunity here and they fumbled.

        I'm watching 'Containment' it's pretty much the division in early days of the outbreak

    There is already a 'straight-to-tv' made movie based on the division ... very lack luster .... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5354588/

    Last edited 02/06/16 4:15 pm

    So it's basically Planet of the Apes without apes?

    Jake Gyllenhaal could star my in division any time.

    Dear lord I didn't realise just how much I've missed the articles featuring chesty Jake...

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