Ubisoft Motion Pictures announced a new film project today, an adaptation of Ubisoft's online shooter, Tom Clancy's The Division. The planned film will star Jessica Chastain from The Martian, Interstellar, and Zero Dark Thirty, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal from Nightcrawler, Southpaw, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be producing the film in collaboration with Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker's Nine Stories, the studio behind the Netflix series Beasts of No Nation, and Jessica Chastain's Freckle Films. No writer or director for the project was announced.
"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 CEO Gerard Guillemot.
"Attaching Jake and Jessica is part of our development philosophy of working closely with top talent from the earliest stages to collaborate on a high quality film," added Ubisoft Motion Pictures vice president Matt Phelps.
That commitment to top talent is evident in Ubisoft Motion Pictures' early slate. Assassin's Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, and Jeremy Irons, will be coming out in theatres on December 21, 2016. Splinter Cell, starring Tom Hardy as the titular Sam Fisher, is supposed to be coming sometime in 2017. Ubisoft Motion Pictures also has Ghost Recon in production with Warner Bros, Watch Dogs with Sony Pictures, and a Rabbids animated film at Sony.