It’s official: Ubisoft’s post-pandemic shooter The Division is being adapted for film. Today the publisher officially announced the film — which was first rumored back in June — and as previously reported the movie will star Jake Gyllenhaal, who also led another Ubisoft adaptation in 2010 with Prince of Persia. Gyllenhaal will be joined by Jessica Chastain, though what roles either will be playing aren’t being revealed just yet.
The film version of The Division appears to be fairly early: outside of the two leads no other names are attached at present, with no writer or director on board. The game itself, which launched back in March, takes place in a near-future rendition of New York City in the wake of a smallpox outbreak that has essentially rendered the city a war zone. “The pandemic-stricken streets of The Division are filled with countless stories of love, loss, treachery, and heroism,” Ubisoft says, “but we’ll have to wait to find out what avenues the film will explore.”
Of course, The Division isn’t the only Ubisoft property being adapted for film: an Assassin’s Creed movie, starring Marion Cotillard send Michael Fassbender, will be in theaters on December 21st.