It seems that not only are we getting the usual flurry of Video Game announcements at E3 this year but also some film reveals too; as Ubisoft today announced at their E3 2019 conference that post-apocalyptic action game TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION, the multi-million copy selling game from 2016, is getting the silver screen treatment - and Netflix is set to bring it to the masses.
The story of the game is set in the near future when a pandemic is caused by the spread of a virus via cash on Black Friday. When the game launched back in March 2016, it became the fastest selling video game in history on its debut and has since spawned a sequel aptly titled TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION 2.
The film is already in development and has its key talent firmly attached - Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw Director David Leitch is set to direct with Rafe Judkins (who penned multiple episodes of Chuck and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and the upcoming Uncharted film adaptation starring Tom Holland) is down to write to the screenplay. Not only that but the film is set to star the legendary talent of Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain (who are both set to star in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home and IT: Chapter Two respectively) in lead roles.
There is currently no release date or window for the film but Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Chastain’s Freckle Films have both joined the project as production partners, along with 87North Productions and Ubisoft Film and Television.
More information on the development of this film will follow as it is announced.