Ubisoft’s The Division has made a cross-platform gaming success with more than 9.5 million registered players and generating millions of dollars in revenue. And today, The Division is getting some big boost again, this time, it’s getting a new movie.
Game developer Ubisoft is reportedly planning a movie based on the game and may already have project behind it. According to Variety, Jake Gyllenhaal has been signed to lead the said project. This is Gyllenhaal’s second video game adaption following his box office flop Prince of Persia.
Although Ubisoft was not happy to Hollywood for how it adapted the Prince of Persia series to the big screen, they hold no grudges against the star of the Prince of Persia movie, Jake Gyllenhaal. Instead, Ubisoft has decided to launch its own film studio, the Ubisoft Motion Pictures, to deal and finance with their own future video game adaptations. In addition to the role, Gyllenhaal will also be listed as the producer for The Division
Developed by Ubisoft Massive with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment, The Division is a 2016 online-only open world third-person shooter video game published by Ubisoft. Based on Tom Clancy’s blockbuster hit, The Division is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a deadly smallpox pandemic that has ripped to the city, wiping out its entire population.
Players take on the role of an agent in the Strategic Homeland Division, commonly called “The Division”, whose task is to help rebuild the Division’s operations in Manhattan, investigate the origin of the outbreak and eliminate rival gangs seeking to rule New York City. The game is structured with elements of role-playing games, as well as collaborative and online multiplayer.
The game has received positive reviews and made a blockbuster hit in the market, with Ubisoft claiming that the game has broken the company’s record for highest number of first-day sales. Ubisoft also claimed that the Division has become the industry’s biggest seller for a new game franchise, generating an estimated amount of $330 million worldwide.
Given that The Division was launched with a collection of live-action stories and cool techs, news of a movie hasn’t come as a big surprise to everyone. In fact, Ubisoft is on a charge as of late, adapting the blockbuster hits Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell for the big screen.
Ubisoft offered no details about the release date, not even the director and production date. Other properties in development and waiting list at Ubisoft Motion Pictures including aFar Cry and Watch Dogs.
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