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Ubisoft's The Division movie adds Deadpool 2's director


Ubisoft's ambitions to turn The Division into a film are still, slowly, rumbling along.

Announced several years ago, the project now has a new director attached - David Leitch, who has just finished work on Deadpool 2 (thanks, Variety).

Hollywood stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain are still down to front the movie, which is expected to dramatise the post-pandemic New York setting seen in Ubisoft's shared world shooter. Here's hoping it's better than some of the banter below.

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Filming on the project is expected to now begin in 2019, after director Leitch films his next project - a Fast and Furious spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Gyllenhaal previously starred in Prince of Persia, another Ubisoft-backed film.

Ubisoft recently announced The Division 2 was in development. We're expecting to hear more about that in a couple of months at E3.

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