Netflix and Ubisoft have announced that the best-selling video game “Tom Clancy’s The Division” is being developed into a film for the streaming giant. Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) and Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”) will star in the film which is being written by Rafe Judkins (“Agents of SHIELD”) and will be directed by David Leitch (“Deadpool 2”, “Atomic Blonde”). The film was announced a number of years ago but it now has a home.
In the near future, a pandemic virus is 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.
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Director @DavidMLeitch, @Jes_Chastain, and Jake Gyllenhaal are bringing Ubisoft’s The Division to Netflix. It’s the Tom Clancy high-stakes action you love, in the pandemic stricken Manhattan that offers no second chances. pic.twitter.com/cpi6JCp4EM
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) June 10, 2019