Netflix’s The Division adaptation puts Rawson Marshall Thurber at the helm
Almost two years since it was last announced that Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far from home) and Jessica Chastain (Dark phoenix) signed up to play Netflix’s adaptation of Ubisofts The corporate division wins new ways as skyscraper According to the deadline, assistant Rawson Marshall Thurber has signed on as a director.
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Rafe Judkins (Wheel of time) fits the script based on the best-selling video game and David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Atomic blonde, Hobbs & Shaw) was originally hired as a director, but due to a planning conflict with his currently filming ensemble thriller Express trainHe was forced to step down from the director’s chair but will continue to act as a producer for the project. The film is also the second project Thurber discontinued on Netflix after eventually ceasing production of the blockbuster, directed by Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds Red notice in November and the streaming platform picked up the heist thriller pitch Come rich from him and Machete kills’ Kyle Ward.
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In the near future, a pandemic virus will spread via paper money on Black Friday, decimating the city of New York and killing millions. By Christmas, what is left of society will be in chaos. A group of civilians trained to deal with disastrous times are activated to save who and what is left.
Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker from Nine Stories, along with Jessica Chastain and Kelly Carmichael from Freckle Films and David Leitch and Kelly McCormick from 8711, are also producing the film with Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
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At the start The corporate division, an online-only action RPG third-person shooter, quickly became the fastest-selling new IP in video game history and currently has more than 20 million players. Division 2 launched in March 2019 to critical acclaim and continues to offer players new content all the time.
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