The Division is being made into a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal - report

Clancy that.

A silver screen adaptation of Tom Clancy's The Division is in the works with Donnie Darko himself Jake Gyllenhaal playing the lead.

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As reported by Variety, Gyllenhaal is also producing the film.

A movie based on The Division shouldn't be that surprising given that Ubisoft's shared world shooter was the best-selling new video game IP in history based on its first week. It generated an astounding $330m in only five days. As of mid-May it had over 9.5m registered users.

Of course, there's still a fair chance the film adaptation of The Division will never see the light of day. Variety noted that the studio is still looking for a writer and that Ubisoft has yet to shop it around. Speculation suggests that the video game publisher wants to enlist another big-name actor to the project before pitching it.

Amusingly, this wouldn't be Jake Gyllenhaal's first rodeo starring in a film based on an Ubisoft property as he previously starred in the Prince of Persia film. I reckon he'd look far less out of place in The Division's disaster-stricken Manhattan.

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