Which makes a lot more sense than the trilogy of sci-fi thrillers we're getting based on Tetris. The announcement comes from Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television studio of Ubisoft. Which apparently is a thing. And with Hollywood stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain's production companies also involved in the project, odds are that it could turn out to be pretty good.
Because regardless of your stance on the game itself, the post-apocalyptic post-viral New York setting of The Division is prefect for a film.
"We are excited to collaborate with Jessica and Jake, two of Hollywood’s most talented actors and perfect creative collaborators to help bring Tom Clancy’s The Division to the big screen," said Gerard Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. "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," added Matt Phelps, Vice President, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
As this is only an announcement, The Division: The Movie is probably still a few years out.