Depending on how you look at it, Tom Clancy’s The Division is getting a film adaptation. Ubisoft has already begun to put together a team for the film, and it will be directed by Prince of Persia‘s, Jake Gyllenhaal. Known for a large cast of films, this Academy Award nominated actor will be both directing The Division as well as be playing the lead character.
While video game movies can be dire or exceptional, the setting of The Division might help the film out. The Division is set in Manhattan, which means that it is set in the real world. If you compare it to Warcraft: The Beginnings, which has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 29%, it does not need to create a sense of believably to the viewer in order to create a connection. There aren’t any magic powers either, or anything that would dissolve the idea that “this could be real”.
This could count as the second Division film out there, with a four part mini series released on YouTube. It was put together and released as a short film on Amazon Prime.
While it is going to be a while till the film actually comes out, you can watch the mini-film below.
What do you think of the video game movies coming out? Will this one flop?