Tom Clancy’s The Division may well be on its way in becoming a huge motion picture franchise. The hit game, which became Ubisoft’s best-selling ever, generated over USD$300 million in its first week of release.
According to reports, Ubisoft is planning a big screen adaptation of the game and they’ve tapped actor, Jake Gyllanhaal to star and produce the film. Although still in early development, many fans expect The Division adaptation to be based largely on the game premise, which takes place in New York in the aftermath of a smallpox outbreak.
The news of this latest video game adaptation looks to be the start of a new video game genre that will see more developments based on games take place. At the moment, the biggest of its kind, Warcraft is in cinemas and that will be followed by Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender, which will be released later this year. Also in development is a film based on hit Tetris game.
Traditionally though, video game adaptations have failed to gather much interest at the box-office with the Resident Evil franchise being one of the few exceptions. If both Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed buck the trend, then do expect more games coming to life on the big screen in the near future.