The Division

Ubisoft has another video game to film adaptation in the works as Netflix has picked up the rights to Tom Clancy’s ‘The Division.’ Both Jake Gyllenhaal (‘Velvet Buzzsaw’,’Life’) and Jessica Chastain (‘Dark Phoenix‘,’Interstellar’) are set to star in this dystopian take on New York after it has been ravaged by a smallpox pandemic. The two actors have done some great genre work in recent years and before this is released we’ll also see Gyllenhaal in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ and Chastain in ‘It Chapter Two.’ Behind the camera, the film is being directed by David Leitch (‘Deadpool 2′,’Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’.)

News of the feature film’s new home came during this year’s E3 at the Ubisoft’s presentation.

The game itself was the highest number of first-day sales and has made over 300 million dollars globally with a sequel due in March.

A release date has yet to be revealed. UBIsoft has had quite a few films in development over the past ten years. We’ve seen a ‘Prince of Persia’ movie in 2010 with ‘Assassin’s Creed‘ landing in 2016. While a sequel to ‘Assassin’s Creed’ isn’t too likely, there was both an anime and a television show in development at various points. Earlier this year we learned that the company had sold the rights to ‘Just Dance‘ to Sony’s subsidiary Screen Gems.

Are you looking forward to Netflix bringing us ‘The Division’? Would you have expected this film to get a wide release at theaters or does it feel like a more natural fit to come out on a streaming service? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


Source: The Hollywood Reporter