Netflix has picked up the Tom Clancy’s The Division video game movie adaptation.
According to The Wrap, Netflix confirmed it’s acquired The Division film adaptation at E3 today. It’s a big purchase for the streaming service, seeing as the property became the fastest-selling new video game IP in history when it originally launched. Presumably, the company will want to get the ball rolling on filming within the next six to twelve months, setting The Division on-course for a late 2020 or early 2021 premiere date.
The upcoming Netflix adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Division is set to star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. It is also set to be directed by David Leitch who previously directed Deadpool 2, Atomic Blond, the upcoming film Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and had an uncredited director role in the first John Wick film. The script will be penned by Rafe Judkins who also wrote the upcoming Uncharted film and is listed as the creator of the upcoming fantasy series, The Wheel of Time.
The story takes place in the near future, after a virus spread through paper money on Black Friday wipes out millions in New York. With the city in chaos by Christmas, a group of civilians trained to operate in catastrophic times are activated in an attempt to save who and what remain.