Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in Ubisoft’s movie based on its Tom Clancy’s the Division video game.
According to sources, Gyllenhaal is also attached to the film as a producer, and the studio is currently looking for a writer to pen the adaptation, reports variety.com.
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Ubisoft will package the project, possibly adding one more actor to the mix before taking it out to studios. It currently has Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender in post-production at Fox and New Regency, as well as Splinter Cell starring Tom Hardy at Paramount.
The Division is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic; the player, who is an agent of the titular Strategic Homeland Division, commonly referred to as simply “The Division”, is tasked with helping to rebuild the Division’s operations in Manhattan, investigating the nature of the outbreak and combating criminal activity in its wake.
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Assassin’s Creed is scheduled for a December release.
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