The Division Movie Being Written and Directed by Oscar Winner

Stephen Gaghan joins the Ubisoft movie.

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Ubisoft announced today that Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for Traffic, will write and direct the movie based on The Division. As announced previously, the movie will star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, both of whom have received Oscar nominations.

"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 said in a statement.

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Ubisoft Motion Pictures VP Matt Phelps added: "We can't wait for Stephen's remarkable passion and talent to bring the astonishing world of The Division to life."

Gaghan himself said in his own statement that he is eager to work with Ubisoft Motion Pictures and The Division developer Massive Entertainment. "They're great guys, exceptionally creative, and willing to take risks," he said.

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"The game has been an enormous success, in large part due to the visual landscape they created, their vision of a mid-apocalyptic Manhattan. It's immersive, wonderfully strange, and yet familiar, filled with possibilities. It's also remarkable to be able to collaborate with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal early in the process. We all feel the story Ubisoft created is more relevant than ever."

There is no word yet on the story for The Division movie, when it will start filming, or when it will come out. Ubisoft's latest video game movie was Assassin's Creed, which starred Michael Fassbender and opened in December 2016.

In other news about The Division, Ubisoft today announced more details about the game's final expansion, Last Stand--get all the details here.

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