The film based on Tom Clancy’s The Division officially has its director, Stephen Gaghan, as announced by Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
Gaghan is well-known for his Academy Award for writing Traffic, as well as his nomination for his work on Syriana. Gaghan commented on the opportunity, stating, “The game has been an enormous success, in large part due to the visual landscape [Massive Entertainment] created, their vision of a mid-apocalyptic Manhattan. It’s immersive, wonderfully strange, and yet familiar, filled with possibilities.”
“We are really excited to bring Stephen’s unique vision of the game to film audiences around the globe,” Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ CEO Gerard Guillemot commented.
Vice President and Head of Development Matt Phelps added, “We can’t wait for Stephen’s remarkable passion and talent to bring the astonishing world of The Division to life.”
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain have already been confirmed for the film’s two leading roles.
On the game front, The Division‘s upcoming Last Stand expansion was recently confirmed to feature a dedicated PvP mode.