It looks as if The Dark Zone will be coming to cinemas, as Ubisoft has recently announced that multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division is getting its own movie.
Produced by Ubisoft’s film subsidiary, Ubisoft Motion Picture, the film is set to star Interstellar actor Jessica Chastain, as well as Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners, Nightcrawler).
Though, plot details have yet to be divulged, given the game’s emphasis on violence, corruption and survival in the illness-swept grounds of Manhattan, we might expect the movie to hum along to similar themes.
Alongside their starring roles in the film, Chastain and Gyllenhaal will be guiding the film’s creation, as part of their respective production companies, Freckle Films and Nine Stories.
The Division marks the seventh game in Ubisoft’s catalogue to be adapted for the big screen. According to the Ubi Blog, movie versions of Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, Watch Dogs and Rabbids are all currently in the works, as well as tropical shooter Far Cry, as reported by Variety. Meanwhile, the Assassin’s Creed film is set to hit theatres this year, on December 21.