Ubisoft officially revealed a couple of new details about the upcoming The Division film. The publisher confirmed that the film will stream exclusively on Netflix and it will be helmed by Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch.
Earlier this year, Ubisoft officially announced that a film adaptation of their looter shooter The Division is in the works. Unfortunately, the publisher did not talk about the film since then and only a few details about the cast have been revealed.
However, new details emerged earlier this week. In an official blog post, Ubisoft confirmed that the film will be helmed by David Leitch, who previously directed Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and was an executive producer on the second and third John Wick films. The Division will be Leich's fifth film, where he's taking the director's seat.
The Division film will be written by Rafe Judkins, known for his writing on Agents of SHIELD and The Wheel of Time. Rafe is also writing the screenplay for the upcoming Uncharted film.
Furthermore, Jake Gyllenhaal from Donnie Darko, Prisoners, Nightcrawler and Spider-Man: Far From Home will be the lead actor along with Jessica Chastain from the new It film and Zero Dark Thirty.
Ubisoft also confirmed that The Division will be streamed exclusively on Netflix, meaning that it won't come to cinemas. As for the release date, unfortunately, there is no any solid info at the moment but our guess would be 2021 as the film is currently in pre-production.
The official description of the film mentions a group of highly trained civilians who have to save what remains of New York City and society. "The Division is set in the near future, where a pandemic virus has spread via contaminated cash on Black Friday, decimating New York City and killing millions. If civilization has any hope of rebuilding out of the chaos, it will be up to The Division, a group of highly trained civilians, to save what remains of society."
You can find Ubisoft's post on their official website.