What you need to know
- Netflix announced it's adapting Ubisoft's The Division into a movie.
- The movie will star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain and be directed by David Leitch.
- The game focuses on a small group known as the Division that's trying to restore New York City after a smallpox epidemic throws the city into chaos.
Looks like Ubisoft's The Division will be the latest popular video game to get the live-action treatment. Netflix today confirmed on Twitter that The Division will be adapted into a movie that will be available through the streaming service.
The project is set to be helmed by Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch and star Hollywood A-listers Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. Aside from confirming those details, Netflix didn't provide any additional info.
If you are unfamiliar with The Division, it's a third-person role-playing game from Ubisoft that launched in 2016. In the game, a smallpox epidemic engulfs New York City that becomes known as "Green Poison or "The Dollar Flu" as it is initially spread through cash. The main character is part of the Strategic Homeland Division, or The Division, and is tasked with restoring order of the now quarantined Manahattan.
We're not sure which characters Gyllenhaal and Chastain are going to portray, but it is safe to assume they will be the ones responsible for saving New York City.
No word yet on when The Division will got into production at Netflix or when we can expect it. Once we learn more details, we'll be sure to pass them along.