Deadpool 2 Director Shares More Details On The Division Movie And The Video Game Curse

In January 2017, Ubisoft announced that writer Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar forTrafficand also wroteCall of Duty: Ghosts, wasattached to write The Division. However, Leitchs comments about still needing to find a writer suggest that Gaghan might have dropped out. Gaghan was also announced asThe Division movies director, but that is no longer true.

I think the world that those artists created is really compelling, obviously for people who love the game but for people who even–just a cursory look at the artwork and the immersive quality, its pretty amazing, he said. I think it also asks some interesting questions about society and putting people in those interesting positions. For me, I thought that was a cool playground.

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Deadpool 2director David Leitch is also directing theupcoming movie based on The Divisionthat will starJake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. Hes now shared some information on how the film is progressing, and it sounds like good news for people who want to see the franchise move to the big screen.

Deadpool 2 Director Shares More Details On The Division Movie And The Video Game Curse

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Asked what drew him to The Division, Leitch said it was the world that Ubisoft created.

He told Colliderthat he and his producers are aggressively moving forward with the movie. Right now, they are still developing a script and looking for writers, so its still early days. But Leitch and company are passionate about making it happen.

Were all fired up to do it, but its just getting on the same page It could be [in the immediate future], Leitch said about when the movie might happen. I like the idea of working with Jake [Gyllenhaal] and Jessica [Chastain] and thats really interesting to me, so who wouldnt want to aggressively move forward and find a point of view on it and dig in?

There is no word yet on the story for The Division movie, when it will start filming, or when it will come out. Ubisofts latest video game movie wasAssassins Creed, which starred Michael Fassbender and opened in December 2016. It made more than $240 million at the global box office, according toBox Office Mojo; asequel is reportedly on the way.

I mean, yes and no, he said. Theyre two different experiences. Obviously the video game youre telling your own story and its so active, and cinema is all about one persons point of view guiding a story, youre telling a story. I think sometimes those things are in conflict, but on a project like The Division again its like theres these bigger themes in there that you can pull one out and attach some great characters to and you can have a compelling story, and also given the trappings of the world that people love, I think you can deliver a good movie.

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The Division, like all other video game movies, faces something of an uphill battle given that video game movies have a history of being mediocre or worse. Collider asked Leitch if he was nervous about the so-called video game movie curse.

As for Leitch, he co-directedJohn Wickand then solo directed the Charlize Theron movieAtomic Blonde.Deadpool 2was his latest directorial effort.

As for The Division game franchise,The Division 2is on the way and will bediscussed further at E3 2018 next monthin Los Angeles. The first game was set in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan and was abig commercial success for Ubisoft.

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