David Leitch’s film adaptation of Ubisoft’s video game “The Division,” starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, has landed at Netflix, Ubisoft announced at its panel at the E3 Conference on Monday.
Leitch is directing, while Rafe Judkins is adapting the screenplay based on the best-selling Tom Clancy video game. 87North Productions, Nine Stories and Freckle Films and Ubisoft Film and Television are producing the project.
“The Division” takes place in the near future when a pandemic virus spreads via paper money on Black Friday, killing millions. A group of civilians is activated to save who — and what — remains.
“The Division” video game became the fastest-selling new IP in video game history when it launched in 2016. It has currently has more than 20 million players. “The Division 2” launched in March 2019.
Leitch boarded the project last year after “Gold” director Stephen Gaghan exited the film. He’s helmed “John Wick,” “Atomic Blonde,” “Deadpool 2” and the upcoming “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.” Chastain and Gyllenhaal have been attached to the project since its conception.