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Video-game adaptation The Division finds its director

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According to Variety, video game adaptation The Division is moving forward, with Syriana and Gold director Stephen Gaghan stepping up to both write and direct the film. The Division video game is about special operatives sent into a plague-ravaged Manhattan to try and restore order by using shooter skills and light-role-playing-game-style tactics to kill rioters, renegade soldiers, and other human players. Gaghan’s movie will probably follow a similar path, but with fewer human players and role-playing-game-style mechanics—though a scene where the hero has to compare the stat benefits between two different pairs of gloves would be pretty awesome.

As we’ve previously reported, The Division will star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, but it’s still unclear who they’ll be playing. The game is about making your own person and discovering new, battle-ready outfits for them to wear, so Gaghan will probably have to come up with some original characters for this thing.


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