news\ Jan 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm

The Division movie has found its writer and director

Will this be like Assassin's Creed or Pixels?

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Ubisoft officially announced a film for The Division back in early August and confirmed that actor Jake Gyllenhaal would play the lead. At the time we didn't have any information on director, but that has changed today.

The French publisher announced that Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan will both write and direct the upcoming film. Gaghan won his Academy Award for writing Traffic, and his most recent film is Gold, which releases in theaters this month. “We are really excited to bring Stephen’s unique vision of the game to film audiences around the globe,” said Gerard Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

Gaghan himself was excited about the project and commented by saying

“The game has been an enormous success, in large part due to the visual landscape they created, their vision of a mid-apocalyptic Manhattan. It’s immersive, wonderfully strange, and yet familiar, filled with possibilities. It’s also remarkable to be able to collaborate with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal early in the process. We all feel the story Ubisoft created is more relevant than ever.”

No other information is available on the film, which doesn't have a release window yet. It's still in the infancy stages seeing as it hasn't been written, but we'll keep you updated as we hear more. 

How do you think a Division movie would fare? Let us know below

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