Netflix is making The Division movie with a new director

    
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Exploitation.

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.”

Source: Ubisoft
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NeoWolf

I just hope it turns out good as the story is the real appeal of the Division. *fingers crossed*

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Randy Savage

Is it a story? It feels more like a concept. The concept is appealing but its execution as a story in both games has been found wanting.

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NeoWolf

For me at least I foudn the story very compelling and well executed. Not just through the missions you do as the player but also all the echos and phones and other stories around the world that fill it out and expand up situations and factions and give the world and story its depth. Most of which I expect most people ignore or skip in favor of just shooting things lol but it IS there..

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Randy Savage

I do enjoy finding those little bits and pieces out in the world but that all feels more like a reward for exploration than a part of the driving narrative. None of the main characters are really compelling or memorable, especially in the sequel where the story somehow ended up weaker than the first game. But as you said, most people care about shooting more than storytelling and the developers seem to have listened.

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NeoWolf

I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head with the little bits being rewards for explorations I feel that is exactly what they intended. But those little bits expand upon SO much detail for the world its story and its players.

Likewise I think the main characters are intended to feel like supporting cast not hugely significant parts because the game is based around YOU the player as being the hero of the story and it keeps the focus there, in much the same way as they do with the Assassins Creed games. Sure it has other people but the focus is always kept on you, what you are doing, why you are doing it etc..your story.

If the Netflix movie does that rather than gets bogged down and lost in irrelevant sub plots and side stories then i will be very happy.

But yeah its definitely a shooter at the end of the day so the story is there but it isn’t in your face, some of it you have to work for by looking around…which obviously most out and out FPS’ers probably aren’t likely to bother with as it detracts from the pew pew element.

I guess they could always get Gareth Evans in who directed the Raid and do a Division movie that way too lol