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