Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in a film based on hit video game The Division which is Ubisoft’s fastest-selling product.
The 35-year-old actor is also attached as a producer, and the studio is currently looking for a writer to pen the adaptation, reported Variety.
The player in the game, who is an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, commonly referred to as simply The Division, is tasked with helping to rebuild the Division’s operations in Manhattan, investigating the nature of the outbreak and combating criminal activity in its wake.
Ubisoft will package the project, possibly adding one more actor to the mix before taking it out to studios. It currently has Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender in post-production at Fox and New Regency as well as Splinter Cell starring Tom Hardy at Paramount.
Jake can next be seen starring opposite Amy Adams in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals scheduled to release in November this year.