A movie based on The Division starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain is on the way, but it probably won’t come out anytime soon. Director David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw) gave an interview recently where he spoke about how the Netflix movie is coming along.
“I’m excited about the material, and it is potentially next for us,” Leitch told The Hollywood Reporter. “We are currently in the script phase. Then, it’s about getting everybody’s schedules to line up and making sure that we’re ready to go with a script we’re 100 percent behind.”
Leitch said the process of getting everything together to finally break ground on The Division movie is “accelerating quickly.” The director added that he’s confident that the right team has been assembled to give the movie a shot at being great.
“I love that material, and I love the potential of working with those two incredible actors [Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain],” he said. “The creative team on that is Kelly McCormick as producer, myself, Jake and Jessica. We have a really core team that cares about the material and is going to work hard to make it great.”
In a separate interview, Gyllenhaal said he would be interested in training for The Division movie at Leitch’s 87Eleven action design studio. Keanu Reeves worked with 87Eleven to prepare for his starring role in the action movie franchise John Wick.
“Yeah! I’m up for it. I’m up for anything, man,” Gyllenhaal said. “This job is about the experiences you have off-camera as much as the experiences you have on-camera. So, I’m down.”
There is still no word yet on what The Division movie’s story is, when filming will start, or when it will come out. We do know, however, that the movie will take place in a “pandemic-stricken” Manhattan, which was the location of the first game.
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