Netflix Picks Up “The Division”

Screenshot from "The Division" video game

Ubisoft’s The Division is coming to Netflix. 

The streaming giant has acquired the rights to the movie adaptation of Tom Clancy’s best-selling videogame, The Division. The news was announced by the French game maker on Monday. 

The feature will star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. Set to direct is David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw) from a screenplay by Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

According to Variety, “the film takes place in the near future after a virus spread through paper money on Black Friday wipes out millions in New York. With the city in chaos by Christmas, a group of civilians trained to operate in catastrophic times are activated in an attempt to save who and what remains.”

The Division was released in 2016 and became the fastest-selling new video game in history. It currently has more than 20 million players.