Netflix Nabs Ubisoft’s ‘The Division’ Feature Film Adapation
Today, Deadline announced from E3 2019 that the Netflix streaming platform had nabbed distribution rights for Ubisoft’s upcoming feature film adaption of their popular disaster first-person shooter The Divison. The project was announced a while ago with Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home) and Jessica Chastain (IT: Chapter 2) attached to star. It was also revealed that Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch will direct the project; with a screenplay by Rafe Judkins.
The Division plot takes place in the near future where 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.
No release date is set for The Division