At Unisoft’s annual E3 presentation, the gaming publisher announced The Division film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain would be coming to Netflix.
The streaming giant bought the rights to the fan favourite Tom Clancy game which is being adapted into a live action film. Also announced was that David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw) would direct.
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Director @DavidMLeitch, @Jes_Chastain, and Jake Gyllenhaal are bringing Ubisoft’s The Division to Netflix. It’s the Tom Clancy high-stakes action you love, in the pandemic stricken Manhattan that offers no second chances. pic.twitter.com/cpi6JCp4EM
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) June 10, 2019
The story follows an a pandemic virus that is transmitted by a virus planted on banknotes on Black Friday. The virus sweeps through New York City. The disease, known as “Green Poison” or “The Dollar Flu”, causes widespread chaos, and Manhattan is placed under quarantine. The U.S. Government activates sleeper agents in the population who operate for the Strategic Homeland Division, or simply “the Division”, to assist emergency responders, now called the Joint Task Force (JTF), in restoring order.
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