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Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Chastain Action Movie The Division Lands at Netflix.

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Three years ago, in July 2016, we learned that Jessica Chastain would be joining Jake Gyllenhaal in a film based on the popular Ubisoft video game The Division. Two of my favorite actors teaming up for a post-apocalyptic action-thriller? I was pretty excited, to say the least. Two years later, in April 2018, David Leitch (Deadpool 2) signed on to direct, bolstering my anticipation. But since then, it’s been totally quiet… until now.

Earlier today at E3, Ubisoft announced that Netflix has acquired The Division, and as we all know, the streamer picks up projects to make them, not develop them. Now, this is not a low-budget movie, but neither was Bright or Michael Bay‘s upcoming Six Underground starring Ryan Reynolds. Netflix seems willing to take one or two big swings a year, and I can see The Division being the Six Underground of 2020.

Rafe Judkins has been tapped to write the script, and he’s the scribe Amazon has entrusted to created its upcoming series Wheel of Time, based on the acclaimed fantasy novels. In addition to starring, Gyllenhaal and Chastain will produce via their respective companies Nine Stories and Freckle Films, which will be joined by Leitch’s 87North Productions and Ubisoft Film and Television.

Leitch is the director of Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and the upcoming Hobbs & Shaw movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. That film hits theaters on Aug. 2, arriving exactly one month after Spider-Man: Far from Home, which co-stars Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. As for Chastain’s recent turn in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the less said, the better.

 

ROMhack

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Genuinely thought he said David Lynch during the presser.

Now that would be interesting.
 
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somerset

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There are more of these obscure TV-movie of the game films than one might guess. I don't think any of them have been rated worth watching.
 

Stuart360

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Under the right people, this could be a great 'Escape from New York' style film. Going into a cut off and lawless New York, to find or rescue someone or something.
It will probably be shit though.
 

vpance

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These are quality actors. Netflix's pull is pretty strong for yet another potentially shitty video game movie.
 

cr0w

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This has potential. Just hope they can nail the atmosphere the first game had.
 

Mistershine.

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I read somewhere that Jake was only attached as a producer, rather than being in it. Is it now confirmed that he's not just producing?