Aug 04, 2016

    Chastain, Gyllenhaal roped in to make The Division film


    HIT video game The Division will be made into a film in a collaboration with Hollywood stars Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, Ubisoft announced on Tuesday.

    The video game released in March set a new opening-day sales record for Ubisoft and is part of a franchise built in an alliance with acclaimed military espionage author Tom Clancy.

    Chastain and Gyllenhaal will work with Ubisoft Motion Pictures on The Division, with a timeline for production not revealed.

    "We are excited to collaborate with Jessica and Jake, two of Hollywood's most talented actors and perfect creative collaborators to help bring Tom Clancy's The Division to the big screen," said Ubisoft Motion Pictures chief executive Gerard Guillemot.

    The open-world game casts players as members of elite tactical teams fighting to restore order after a virus plunges Manhattan into chaos.

    Ubisoft established its motion-picture arm five years ago. Its first feature film - based on its blockbuster Assassin's Creed video games - stars actor Michael Fassbender. It is set for release on Dec 21.