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The Division Movie Bags Oscar-Winning Stephen Gaghan As Director

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The Division Movie Bags Oscar-Winning Stephen Gaghan As Director

Tom Clancy’s The Division is an online-exclusive shooter video game by Ubisoft Massive. Ubisoft is adapting it into a The Division movie. Stephen Gaghan, an Oscar winner, will direct the movie that is set for release next year. Gaghan is noted for writing the screenplay for Steven Soderbergh’s film Traffic, for which he won his Oscars as Best Adapted Screenplay.

Who is Stephen Gaghan?

Stephen Gaghan has directed several movies aside from being a screenplay writer. This includes Syriana and the most recent Golden Globe nominee Gold which stars Matthew McConaughey and Bryce Dallas Howard. Gaghan has also established his reputation in the world of video games. He wrote the script for Call of Duty: Ghosts back in 2013. This may be what paved the way for a The Division movie directorship.

In a press release, Gaghan has issued a statement about becoming part of The Division movie. “The game has been an enormous success, in large part due to the visual landscape they created, their vision of a mid-apocalyptic Manhattan,” Gaghan said. “It’s immersive, wonderfully strange, and yet familiar, filled with possibilities,” he added.

Storyline

The Division movie is set in a near future New York City as inspired by the video game. Bio-Terrorists release a modified strain of Smallpox called the “Green Poison” in money bills. In the collapse on New York and in the aftermath of the pandemic, the Strategic Homeland Division or “The Division” arose. The Division will rebuild its operations in Manhattan, keep peace and restore society and investigate the nature of the outbreak.
The Division MoviePia Janine Contreras | Video Games Republic

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While the Division tries to keep peace, they will encounter many various factions. The factions will try to take control of New York City. This includes the Rikers, Cleaners and Last Man Batallion. Rikers are a group of escaped inmates. Cleaners are those who try to kill the outbreak on their own. The Last Man Batallion is a private military company hired by Wall Street millionaires at first but now consisted of mercenaries and a few rogue Division agents. 

The movie also stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain as confirmed by Ubisoft. The movie is said to be shown in cinemas on 2018, though no exact release date has been set just yet.

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