Tom Clancy’s The Division Film in Production
During E3 2019, Ubisoft revealed that they have struck a partnership with Netflix to bring a screen adaptation based on the popular video game Tom Clancy’s The Division. The film will star Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty and IT Chapter Two). Jake Gyllenhaal has also been cast who will be in the upcoming Spider-Man Far From home film as Mysterio.
On Black Friday In New York City, Bio-Terrorists release a modified strain of Smallpox called the “Green Poison” onto several amounts of currency bills. This results in the disease spreading rapidly and before long society in NYC has collapsed – resulting in the activation of the Strategic Homeland Division. The main focus of The Division is to keep peace and restore society while government scientists work on a cure. Multiple factions rise up struggling to take control of New York City, such as escaped inmates called Rikers, Cleaners who are mobilized sanitation workers trying to kill the disease on their own with fire; and the Last Man Batallion – a private military company initially hired by Wall Street millionaires that is now comprised of mercenaries and a few rogue Division agents. The first wave of Division agentsPlot Summarized by Caleb English IMDB
wereeither killed off or went Rogue by joining other factions. It’s up to the second wave to make sure that order is restored.
This is not the first time that Ubisoft has attempted toter their games into films. Jake Gyllenhaal himself played in the Prince of Persia adaptation, and the gaming company tried to captivate fans with its Assassins Creed Film which was a flop at the box office. Perhaps the streaming giant will have better success.