Could Ubisoft be ready to turn more of its gaming franchises into Hollywood blockbusters? According to a new report from Variety (via Polygon), the publisher could be working on a movie adaptation of its open world shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division with AAA actor Jake Gyllenhaal as an actor and producer.
While Ubisoft has yet to confirm the project, the movie is reportedly in early pre-production stages but has yet to find a director and a script. However, that wouldn’t be a first for both Ubisoft and Gyllenhaal: the Hollywood actor previously had a lead role in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in 2010, which was a film adaptation of the Prince of Persia franchise currently owned by Ubisoft. The publisher also has other film adaptations in the works such as an Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender as well as a Splinter Cell movie.
Back to Tom Clancy’s: The Division, the game set up a dystopian and chaotic New York City seems quite well-suited for an Hollywood adaptation. Furthermore, the game has also become a blockbuster success for Ubisoft as we previously reported in March that the game had sold more copies in its firs 24 hours than any other Ubisoft game in history. Let us know in the comments if you think Tom Clancy’s: The Division deserves to receive the movie treatment.Further reading: Games, Hollywood, Movies, The Division, Ubisoft