Jake Gyllenhaal Joins “The Division” Film

Jake Gyllenhaal has reportedly become attached to star in the film adaptation of Ubisoft’s hit video game series “Tom Clancy’s The Division”.

Released earlier this year, the third-person shooter is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. The player, an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, is tasked with helping to rebuild their operations in Manhattan – investigating the nature of the outbreak and combating criminal activity in its wake.

The game racked up $330 million dollars in sales in just five days. Gyllenhaal is also attached as a producer on the film which is currently seeking a writer to pen the adaptation.

This marks the third film project Ubisoft has in the works based on one of their titles – the other two being the Michael Fassbender-led “Assassin’s Creed” and the Tom Hardy-led “Splinter Cell”.

Gyllenhaal previously starred in Disney’s film adaptation of the video game “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” which scored mixed reviews – which is enough to make it easily one of the best received game-to-film adaptations to date.

He’ll shoot Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja” and Daniel Espinosa’s “Life” later this year and appears in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” opening in November.

Source: Variety