The Division’s cinematic adaptation is picking up steam, especially now that it has a home on the popular Netflix streaming platform. Ubisoft announced recently that The Division will be a Netflix exclusive, and that Deadpool 2’s David Leitch will be directing.
This film has been a long time coming, as it was first announced back in 2016 and had a completely different director attached. Ubisoft is taking every opportunity to toss out the lead stars’ names to help the public cross that shaky bridge to video game adaptation territory.
Here’s a quick recap of this undated project from the studio: “Starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, The Division is set in the near future, where a pandemic virus has spread via contaminated cash on Black Friday, decimating New York City and killing millions. If civilization has any hope of rebuilding out of the chaos, it will be up to The Division, a group of highly trained civilians, to save what remains of society.”