so I get this:
"Following record-breaking sales, Ubisoft is already developing a movie based on its video game “Tom Clancy’s the Division,” and now looks to have an A-list star to lead the film. Sources tell Variety that Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star in the pic based on the hit video game that has already become Ubisoft’s fastest-selling product. Gyllenhaal is also attached as a producer, and the studio is currently looking for a writer to pen the adaptation. Ubisoft could not be reached for comment.
Developed and published by Ubisoft, with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the third-person shooter is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. The player, 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."
The last time Jake made a video-game movie's become sort of the punchline of his career, so of course we're all terrified we're staring down the barrel of another Prince of Persia. But it sounds like he's got more control over the project this time, so perhaps that will work out in his/our favor? I don't know this game (any of you play it?) but it sounds more real-world adjacent, and less CG spaghetti sauce. Hopefully they take a few costuming choices from Persia though. I didn't entirely mind some of those...