With the Assassin's Creed movie finishing production, Ubisoft Motion Pictures is already prepared to move onto their next big screen project based on one of their videogame properties: Tom Clancy's The Division.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures today not only announced that existence of The Division motion picture, but also revealed that they have signed Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal and their respective production companies to help develop the film. Both of the actors are "attached", which may or may not mean that they will be in front of the camera.
See the press release below for all the details.
Today, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television studio of Ubisoft, announced a new project, “The Division” with Academy Award nominees Jessica Chastain (“The Martian,” “Interstellar,” “The Help,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“End of Watch,” “Nightcrawler,” “Southpaw”) attached.
“We are excited to collaborate with Jessica and Jake, two of Hollywood’s most talented actors and perfect creative collaborators to help bring Tom Clancy’s The Division to the big screen,” said Gerard Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Attaching Jake and Jessica is part of our development philosophy of working closely with top talent from the earliest stages to collaborate on a high quality film,” added Matt Phelps, Vice President, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures will develop with Gyllenhaal’s and Riva Marker’s (“Beasts of No Nation”) Nine Stories and Chastain’s Freckle Films. The announcement comes after the critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s The Division video game, developed by Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment studio, sold more copies in its first 24 hours of availability than any previous title in Ubisoft’s history** and recorded the biggest first week ever for a new video game franchise***.
Gyllenhaal can next be seen starring opposite Amy Adams in Tom Ford's “Nocturnal Animals” scheduled to open November 18, 2016. He recently completed filming on Bong Joon Ho's “Okja” and begins filming on Daniel Espinosa’s “Life” this week. Through his Nine Stories shingle, Gyllenhaal produced David Gordon Green’s upcoming “Stronger” in which he also stars.
Chastain will next be seen in John Madden’s political thriller “Miss Sloane” and Niki Caro’s adaptation of Diane Ackerman’s novel “The Zookeeper’s Wife” opposite Daniel Bruhl. She is also set to star in Aaron Sorkin’s film adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir “Molly’s Game” alongside Idris Elba and Susanna White’s period drama “Woman Walks Ahead.”
Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency’s “Assassin’s Creed,” starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender, has recently completed principal photography. “Assassin’s Creed” will be released by 20th Century Fox on December 21, 2016. Other Ubisoft Motion Pictures projects currently in development include: “Splinter Cell” at New Regency with Tom Hardy attached, “Ghost Recon” with Warner Brothers, “Watch Dogs®” with Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Regency, as well as “Rabbids” with Sony Pictures Entertainment.