David Leitch -- whose credits include Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and The Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw -- will direct the project.
Rafe Judkins is writing the screenplay. He is also working on an adaptation of the Wheel of Time fantasy novels for Amazon.
"In the near future, a pandemic virus is spread via paper money on Black Friday, decimating the city of New York and killing millions. By Christmas, what's left of society has descended into chaos. A group of civilians, trained to operate in catastrophic times, are activated in an attempt to save who and what remains," a press release from Netflix said Tuesday.
Chastain can now be seen on the big screen in Dark Phoenix. Her other upcoming movies include IT: Chapter 2 and the biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
Gyllenhaal will appear soon in the HBO series Lake Success and the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home.
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