By: John M Jerva
Fans of action cinema and gaming have been waiting for any and all news regarding the live action film adaptation of Ubisoft’s best seling video game Tom Clancy’s The Division and a while back, progress heated up when it was announced that verteran stunt professional turned director David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Hobbs And Shaw) would be helming all the mayhem with oscar nominees Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star. This is certainly an epic in the making with all the talent involved.
Now word is coming out of Ubisoft’s annual E3 press conference that the streaming giant Netflix has now acquired the film and will debut exclusively on the service. Wheel Of Time’s Rafe Judkins will pen the screenplay based on the video game with Leitch in the director’s chair.
The official synopsis for the game reads, ” In the near future, 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.”
The Twitter site NX On Netflix made the announcement with the image and caption below!
Since it premiered, the on line only first person shooter game was a massive hit and it went on to become the fastest selling IP in video game history. At prsent, the game has over 20 million players and the sequel The Division 2 was released in March of this year and is a huge smash as well.
Keep it locked and loaded for more details to come on The Division! While we wait, check out the live action short that was created a few years back for the game’s launch!