Netflix acquired the upcoming adaptation of “The Division” from David Leitch, working from a screenplay by Rafe Judkins. The movie is an adaptation of the best-selling Tom Clancy Video Game franchise of the same name. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain star in the drama-thriller, and serve as producers on the project.

Fans might know Leitch from his work on “Deadpool 2,” “Atomic Blonde,” and the upcoming film “The Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.” Rafe is currently creating the upcoming series “Wheel of Time” for Amazon, based on the acclaimed fantasy novels.

The story picks up in the near future when 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.

At launch, “The Division” quickly became the fastest-selling new IP in video game history and currently has more than 20M players. “The Division 2” launched in March 2019, a follow-up to the original hit. Netflix stopped short of confirming the premiere date, but fans should be excited that the new movie is coming to the platform. Netflix teased the announcement on social media telling fans, “[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.”

The video streaming service will most likely drop a few teaser trailers and images over the next few months, and until then, fans of the franchise can jump into the new content coming to “The Division 2” on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. We should also get a look at the supporting cast once those trailers start to appear online.

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