The Division movie has been quiet since announcing Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain would be starring in the film based off the popular game. Academy Award winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic) will take the helm of the project. This will be the 7th film announced by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and the third to have actual casting crew assigned.
Stephen Gaghan is a great writer but the studio is reeling from the mediocre reception to Assassin’s Creed. With Tom Hardy still supposedly in to play Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell the studio needs a success with this one. Fellow writers at Cinelinx have said a real tangible villain will have to be present. The Division is based on the game centering around a deadly virus being released on Black Friday in Manhattan, which spreads through money and infects a significant portion of the population. Hidden agents called The Division are activated to operate in theater to control the chaos and restore order. Look for more news as the film takes shape with a expected release date of January 2018
-Jason The X