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The Division movie is headed to Netflix with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal

Ubisoft’s film adaptation arrives on the heels of The Division 2

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

The film adaptation of Ubisoft’s best-selling The Division officially comes to Netflix, Ubisoft announced this Monday at the company’s E3 press conference.

The adaptation was originally announced in 2016 with Jake Gyllenhaal in the main role and serving as a producer. Jessica Chastain joined soon after. The project was originally attached to director and screenwriter Stephen Gaghan (Traffic), before landing with David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw) with a script from Rafe Judkins (Agents of SHIELD). The film will officially find a home on Netflix.

The Division became the fastest-selling new IP in video game history. The title is one of many Ubisoft IPs in the Tom Clancy series, generated from the author’s Red Storm Entertainment video game developer, which Ubisoft acquired in 2008.

The official plot summary of the movie is as follows:

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.

There’s no currently no timeline for when the film may go into production or debut on Netflix.

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