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The Division Movie Still Happening, But Might Have A New Director

The script for The Division's movie is being written right now, producer says.


It's rumored that Netflix's upcoming movie based on Ubisoft's The Division will no longer be directed by John Wick's David Leitch, and now one of the key creators on the project has weighed in. Producer Kelly McCormick, who is married to Leitch, said she was unable to confirm whether or not Leitch remains attached to direct, or, as the rumors are saying, if Skyscraper director Rawson Marshall Thurber has stepped in to take over.

"I cannot confirm or deny but either would be awesome as the director," she told Collider.

Leitch's busy schedule was referenced as one potential reason why he might not be able to direct The Division, and would instead produce instead. McCormick alluded to this busy schedule, saying she and Leitch have now wrapped up production on the star-studded action movie Bullet Train but the work isn't done yet--there will be 30 weeks of editing on it.

While it seems technically still possible that Leitch could direct The Division, given his workload, it wouldn't happen anytime soon. That said, McCormick pointed out that work continues on The Division's script right now.

"We're finishing production on Bullet Train now and we'll be in edit for 30 weeks," she said. "The Division, we're writing at this time. We'll see how that script turns out."

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain remain attached to star and produce The Division's movie. According to the latest reports, Thurber is now co-writing the script for The Division movie with Ellen Shanman and potentially Leitch and McCormick.

As for The Division game series, Ubisoft will continue to support the 2019 game this year with new content. The studio that made the game is also working on an open-world Star Wars game.

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