Jake Gyllenhaal  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Jake Gyllenhaal  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Ubisoft announces The Division film with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal https://www.gameskinny.com/30336/ubisoft-announces-the-division-film-with-jessica-chastain-and-jake-gyllenhaal https://www.gameskinny.com/30336/ubisoft-announces-the-division-film-with-jessica-chastain-and-jake-gyllenhaal Tue, 02 Aug 2016 09:39:52 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

Today, Ubisoft has announced that their recent title The Division will be adapted into a film. The film and television studio branch of Ubisoft, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, shared that the movie will star Academy Award nominees Jessica Chastain (The Martian, Interstellar) and Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch, Nightcrawler).

Tom Clancy's The Division was released this past March for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. The third person shooter tells the story of New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. Players take on the role of an agent helping the remaining populace get back to normalcy and safety. 

The title was very well-received by both fans and critics alike. To date it has sold more units in its 24 hours of release than any other title in the publisher's history.

Ubisoft's announcement went on to highlight that the film will be created as a collaboration between the stars' respective film studios. Matt Phelps, the Vice President of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, added:

"Attaching Jake and Jessica is part of our development philosophy of working closely with top talent from the earliest stages to collaborate on a high quality film."

Working with Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Chastain’s Freckle Films has been notated to be an effort to elevate the film's quality. This is an active effort to change the opinion on video game movies. With this in mind, this December, Ubisoft Motion's production line will release the Assassin's Creed film.

Fans of Gyllenhaal, Chastain, and The Division can expect more updates in the future.

The Division is getting a(nother) Movie https://www.gameskinny.com/jpjlg/the-division-is-getting-another-movie https://www.gameskinny.com/jpjlg/the-division-is-getting-another-movie Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:07:42 -0400 Sagger Khraishi

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?

Jake Gyllenhaal Tries Video Game Movies Again With The Division https://www.gameskinny.com/k55mb/jake-gyllenhaal-tries-video-game-movies-again-with-the-division https://www.gameskinny.com/k55mb/jake-gyllenhaal-tries-video-game-movies-again-with-the-division Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:42:08 -0400 Justin White

Sources at Variety broke news today that among Ubisoft's slate of game properties headed to the silver screen on the heels of Michael Fassebender in Assassin's Creed are a Paramount-produced Splinter Cell film starring Tom Hardy, and a return to video game film adaptations for Prince of Persia actor Jake Gyllenhaal with The Division.

While he stars in the unnamed lead role, Gyllenhaal is also listed as a producer, so maybe he will have the opportunity to be more directly involved with creative decisions on the upcoming big budget film. Sources also say the studio is still looking for a writer to work on the screenplay. 

Slow-burning and passionate projects like Nightcrawler and Southpaw have all but eradicated the memory of Gyllenhaal's last outing in a video game adaptation, the unfortunately white-washed and generic Prince of Persia, so here's hoping The Division's more accessible source material provides a better vehicle for games on film.