Deadline is reporting that Rawson Marshall Thurber has been brought onboard to direct the film adaptation of Ubisoft’s video game Tom Clancy’s The Division at Netflix, after David Leitch stepped down due to scheduling conflicts, but will remain attached as producer.
The current synopsis for the film is as follows:
The story is set in the near future with a virus 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.
The film was acquired by Netflix in the summer of 2019, while Ubisoft Motion Pictures developed the project with Jake Gyllenhaal’s and Riva Marker’s Nine Stories and Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films, with David Leitch and his producing partner, Kelly McCormick, producing through their 8711 banner.