Netflix Wins Rights For New Tom Clancy Movie The Division
Netflix is slowly taking over the movie industry, with a plethora of major movies on its roster.
Now the streaming service has added yet another to that list, this time with the film adaption of the Tom Clancy video game The Division.
The news was confirmed by the game's makers, Ubisoft, during their presentation at this year's E3 convention.
Netflix then teased some more information about the movie via Twitter, confirming two of its stars, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, and even some of the plot. We also learned that David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw) will sit in the director's chair.
The tweet said: "[Access Granted. Commencing Transmission] Director @DavidMLeitch, @Jes_Chastain, and Jake Gyllenhaal are bringing Ubisoft's The Division to Netflix. It's the Tom Clancy high-stakes action you love, in the pandemic stricken Manhattan that offers no second chances."
[Access Granted. Commencing Transmission]
Director @DavidMLeitch, @Jes_Chastain, and Jake Gyllenhaal are bringing Ubisoft's The Division to Netflix. It's the Tom Clancy high-stakes action you love, in the pandemic stricken Manhattan that offers no second chances. pic.twitter.com/cpi6JCp4EM
- NX (@NXOnNetflix) June 10, 2019
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Director Leitch is no stranger to gritty action thrillers, having helmed the likes of John Wick in the past.
Speaking to Collider about what enticed him to take on the film, he said he was excited to jump into the Tom Clancy universe and see how it could work on the big screen.
He told the entertainment website: "It was the world. I think the world that those artists created is really compelling, obviously for people who love the game but for people who even-just a cursory look at the artwork and the immersive quality, it's pretty amazing.
"I think it also asks some interesting questions about society and putting people in those interesting positions. For me, I thought that was a cool playground."
Making the leap from console to the big screen has never been easy, as Gyllenhaal knows all too well - the less said about Prince of Persia the better.
But it's a risk Leitch thought was worth taking, especially when there is such a good story to tell and a talented cast to help tell it.
The filmmaker and stuntman said: "I think sometimes those things are in conflict, but on a project like The Division... it's like there's these bigger themes in there that you can pull one out and attach some great characters to and you can have a compelling story, and also given the trappings of the world that people love, I think you can deliver a good movie."
No release date has been set for The Division.
Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft