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I guess you might be able to tell by now, I like movies and I like video games. What I don't like is Jake Gyllenhall, but he does have his moments.
Sources tell Variety that Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star in the pic based on the hit video game that has already become Ubisoft’s fastest-selling product.
Gyllenhaal is also attached as a producer, and the studio is currently looking for a writer to pen the adaptation. Ubisoft could not be reached for comment.
Developed and published by Ubisoft, with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the third-person shooter is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. The player, who is an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, commonly referred to as simply “The Division,” is tasked with helping to rebuild the Division’s operations in Manhattan, investigating the nature of the outbreak and combating criminal activity in its wake.
Gyllenhaal is set to star in a large of load of movies over the next couple of years. He is hitting the movie market right at a time when video game adaptions are hot. Not only are they adapting The Division, they are recreating Assassins Creed, World of Warcraft, Splinter Cell, Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted, The Last of Us, and many more. When I say, many more, believe me, there are more film adaptions of games than I would have liked to know.
Let me tell you why I am excited for this movie. The Division, as a video game, was amazing. It is truly one of the best games I have ever played. It is in my top 5 currently. The only issue I had with the game was that it seemed like a main progressive story line seemed to lack. There was no real linear plot in The Division, but that didn't really matter, since it is an open world game in which you can do whatever you want, whenever you want.
Tom Clancy, that dude whose name is in front of every hyped shooter game, was a writer, Rest in Peace brotha. All of the video games displaying the guys name were adapted from books. Which makes their adaption from video game to movie a lot easier than other games. I would have to imagine that it would make for a clearer plot.
Lastly, the general concept for The Division is very creative and cool. It's not your typical outbreak movie, no there will be no zombies and no large radioactive wasteland. Its core concept is more grounded in reality, which is what makes it great because it seems like something that could actually happen.
What I am not to thrilled about is Jake Gyllenhaal. I have hated almost every single one of his movies.
He does this blink twitch thing. He did it in every movie up to "Prisoners". If you go back and watch some of his movies, you will see it. It is so annoying and every time I noticed it, I was taken right out of the movie.
Add to that, his sister almost ruined Christopher Nolans, "The Dark Knight" by replacing the sexy Katie Holmes. It really does not make sense, how ugly Maggie Gyllenhaal is considering her and Jake are twins. I am not too upset though, because as of recently, Gyllenhaal has had good performances, "Nightcrawler", and "South Paw".
The Division, is in very early pre-production as they have not yet found a writer to create a script. Don't expect this movie until at least next summer. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait.
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