The Division Netflix: Cast could be crucial to film's success

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A movie adaptation of The Division is coming to Netflix but what's it going to be about and who's starring in it?

E3 is the undoubted highlight in the video game calendar. It's the time of year when new games, consoles and partnerships are announced and this year has been no different.

Something which has sparked no small degree of debate is the fact that Ubisoft are pushing ahead with plans for a movie adaptation of The Division, their all-action game released in 2016. 

Well, it transpired last night that Ubisoft has partnered with Netflix meaning that The Division will be heading to the streaming service once it's finally made but what's it all about and who's set to star?

What's the film about? 

Essentially, The Division movie tells the same story as 2016's game. 

The official synopsis reads:

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.

That's all well and good but what's the point in re-telling the same story from the game only without the interaction a game brings to the table?

Who's in it?

This is easily the biggest selling point for the film as things stand.

Set to star in The Division movie is Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Everest, Nightcrawler), who'll be appearing alongside Jessica Chastain (X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The Martian). 

At the time of writing, the pair are the only two actors confirmed to be appearing in the film.

Jake Gyllenhaal attends a the Sony presentation during Comic Con Sao Paulo on December 8, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

However, we do know that as well acting in the film, Gyllenhaal is set to produce the movie alongside Ubisoft CEO Gerard Guillemot and the movie's director.

Slated to direct is non-other than Deadpool 2's lead man David Leitch who is also responsible for Hobbs & Shaw and also co-directed the first John Wick alongside Chad Stahelski.

As things stand, neither Ubisoft or Netflix have announced a release date for their adaptation of The Division.

 

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