The Division film headed to Netflix

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain are set to star.

The film adaptation of best-selling video game The Division will be released on Netflix. 

Its publisher Ubisoft made the announcement yesterday during their much-anticipated panel at gaming convention E3. 

The film was originally announced back in 2016 just a few months after the game’s release with Traffic writer Stephen Gaghan at the helm. Its since been taken over by Atomic Blonde director David Leitch with Rafe Judkin on scriptwriting duties. 

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain have both signed onto to play the lead roles with the former also serving as a producer. 

An official plot synopsis for the film suggests that it’s set to follow the game’s post-apocalyptic storyline pretty closely. 

“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.”

Reviews for The Division were generally quite positive and it became the fastest-selling new IP in video game history. A sequel, simply entitled The Division 2, was released in March 2019.

There's currently no premiere date for The Division on Netflix.

Source: Polygon

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