The Division movie is officially happening!
- The Division movie lands distribution at Netflix and is moving forward
- Uncharted screenwriter will pen the film’s script
- Stars Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal
- Will be directed by Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde’s David Leitch
Ubisoft has announced during E3 2019 that Netflix has landed the distribution rights to their upcoming movie based on Tom Clancy’s The Division via Variety.
The Division’s director David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, Hobbs and Shaw) will produce the film alongside lead actors Jessica Chastain (Dark Phoenix, Zero Dark Thirty, IT: Chapter 2) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Nightcrawler).
They also revealed that Uncharted screenwriter Rafe Judkins will adapt the video game to the big screen, he’s also involved with the upcoming adaptation of the fantasy series The Wheel of Time for Sony PicturesTelevision/Amazon Studios.
David Leitch, whose credits include “Deadpool 2” and “Hobbs & Shaw,” is directing the project, which was announced Monday at E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Rafe Judkins is adapting the screenplay.
The story is set in the near future with a pandemic virus spread via paper money on Black Friday, decimating the city of New York and killing millions. By Christmas, what’s left of society has descended into chaos. A group of civilians, trained to operate in catastrophic times, are activated in an attempt to save who and what remains.
87North Productions, Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories, Chastain’s Freckle Films and Ubisoft Film and Television are producing the film.
A release or production start date for The Division has yet to be announced/revealed.
David Leitch is currently expected to direct the comic book action horror project Undying Love for Warner Bros. next. His upcoming release Hobbs and Shaw is tracking for a massive domestic opening of $100 million-plus in August.