The film adaptation of the popular multiplayer shooter “Tom Clancy’s The Division” comes to Netflix. That was announced at the E3 video game show. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain star in David Leitch’s action movie.
Game developer Ubisoft announced at E3 2019, that the film adaptation of his own shooter was right “Tom Clancy’s DivisionComing exclusively to Netflix (via /Movie). The film project, which was announced in 2016, was originally planned as a feature film. Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan (“Syriana”) was to write and direct the script, while Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain were cast to star. However, Gaghan came out again in 2018 and handed the scepter to “John Wick” and “Hobbs & Shaw” director David Leitch.
Are you afraid of the big box office failure?
The “Division” games, of which two, are actually very popular with shooting fans. The first part, which Ubisoft published in 2016, not only had the best sales start in company history, it also flourished. the company’s most successful video game. The second part, which was only released earlier this year, was also able to convince fans and critics, but it is still seen as a failure within the industry due to high expectations. The hammer numbers from the first part couldn’t even be reached, which should have made shareholders anything but happy.
Perhaps that is why Ubisoft estimates that interest in a “Division” movie is significantly lower than it was three years ago.which could also have contributed to the switch to Netflix. After all, Ubisoft already crashed into the cinema with the adaptation of another successful series from its own house: “Assassin’s Creed” with Michael Fassbender managed to reach a production budget of around 125 million US dollars (via Mojo locker) bring in just $ 240 million worldwide. Considering the immense marketing costs, this is an unacceptable result.
This is what “The Division” is all about
On “The Division,” on “Black Friday,” the day of low prices in the United States, ecoterrorists use infected banknotes to spread a virus that causes a pandemic. The resulting hysteria leads to conditions similar to a civil war, which calls the military unit of the same name to the scene. On behalf of the President of the United States, troops make their way through devastated New York City to restore law and order. In the sequel, the player goes to Washington DC, where the head of state himself is held hostage after Air Force One was shot down.
It is not yet known when “Tom Clancy’s The Division” will appear on Netflix.
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