Newswire: Jake Gyllenhaal to star in adaptation of The Division video game

According to Variety, Jake Gyllenhaal has signed on to star in and produce an adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Division, a video game released by Ubisoft earlier this year. There’s no word on who will write or direct, but Ubisoft is apparently looking for another recognizable actor to join up before it officially starts shopping the project around to movie studios. Assuming it does get picked up, The Division will join the Assassin’s Creed movie, the Splinter Cell movie, and the Rabbids movie as part of Ubisoft’s plan to gradually take over all of Hollywood with video game adaptations.

The Division video game is set in Manhattan shortly after a weaponized virus wiped out most of the city’s inhabitants (it’s very cheery). You play as a member of a covert military organization that is tasked with restoring order to the city by killing every …

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