Netflix Picks Up ‘The Division’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain

The other day at E3, Ubisoft announced that Netflix has acquired the film based on the popular video game Tom Clancy’s The Division, and will star Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal (which was announced back in July 2016). And in April 2018, David Leitch (Deadpool 2) signed on to direct with Rafe Judkins writing the script.

The game is an online-only, action role-playing video game, set in a an open world, New York City in the near future during the aftermath of a viral pandemic. And at the time of it’s launch it was Ubisoft’s best selling game and spawned a sequel that just came out this past March.

I’ve never actually played the game, but it seems like something right up my alley. So I may have to DL it and give it a whirl. The cast and crew seems like a great fit and I’m excited to see how this turns out. If the film has the budget I think it does with this cast and crew attached, I’m expecting a pretty fantastic post apocalyptic vibe to NYC.

Game Synopsis:

The Division is set in the near future where 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. The U.S. Government activates sleeper agents in the population, trained to operate in catastrophic times, in an attempt to save who and what remains.

No release date has been set yet, but we will keep you posted.

What do you guys think? Is this something you’d watch or are you tired of being disappointed with some of these Netflix Originals?

Author: K. Alvarez

A king without a throne.