Tom Clancy’s The Division is coming to Netflix. It has been introduced that the forthcoming film adaptation of Ubisoft’s best-selling online game franchise has landed on the streaming service, with each Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain connected to star. Director David Leith can also be on board to helm the difference. The announcement was made by Netflix’s NX Twitter account through the next message.
“[Access Granted. Commencing Transmission] Director David Leitch, Jessica Chastain, and Jake Gyllenhaal are bringing Ubisoft’s The Division to Netflix. It is the Tom Clancy high-stakes motion you’re keen on, within the pandemic stricken Manhattan that gives no second possibilities.”
Ubisoft initially made the announcement as a part of their E3 press convention. The information was then confirmed on-line by Netflix as properly, cementing this as a carried out deal. We first discovered film primarily based on the online game was within the works again in 2016. Jake Gyllenhaal was connected firstly. Jessica Chastain boarded the challenge later, with David Leitch touchdown the gig in April of final yr. Stephen Gaghan (Gold) was initially connected to direct. After he departed, the door was left open for Leitch to step in.
This, on paper at the least, is an enormous win for each corporations. For Ubisoft, it takes field workplace out of the equation and can put the challenge in entrance of a large international viewers. For Netflix, it is a potential franchise starter with some big-name expertise connected. Because the streaming service wars proceed to warmth up, with Disney+ set to launch later this yr, alongside Apple+ and the upcoming WarnerMerdia streaming service, it will likely be extra necessary than ever for Netflix to develop main tasks resembling this in an effort to retain their subscribers.
David Leitch is coming off of a severe scorching streak. After co-directing the primary John Wick, he went on to helm Atomic Blonde, earlier than making his strategy to main blockbusters with the highly-successful Deadpool 2. He just lately wrapped filming on the Quick and Livid spin-off Hobbs and Shaw as properly. Jake Gyllenhaal, in the meantime, stays one among Hollywood’s most in-demand actors. He starred in one other Netflix film, Velvet Buzzsaw, earlier this yr and will probably be seen as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Residence subsequent month. Jessica Chastain is likely one of the most wanted actresses within the enterprise and is exhibiting no indicators of slowing down. She’s set to star in IT: Chapter Two later this yr and has a slew of different tasks coming down the pipeline, together with Eve and The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
The Division takes place within the close to future and sees virus is unfold on Black Friday, which decimates New York Metropolis. A bunch of civilians who’re skilled to function in such catastrophes is known as upon in an try to save lots of these left within the metropolis. The sport presently has greater than 20 million gamers worldwide. The Division 2 was launched in March of this yr. There isn’t any phrase but on how quickly manufacturing will get underway, neither is it clear when the film will really be launched. Be happy to take a look at the announcement publish from Netflix’s NX Twitter account under.
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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 motion you’re keen on, within the pandemic stricken Manhattan that gives no second possibilities. pic.twitter.com/cpi6JCp4EM
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) June 10, 2019
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