If you’re a fan of the Divergent book series and The Divergent Series movies based on those books, there’s a bit of bad news being reported.
Instead of releasing the fourth and final movie, The Divergent Series: Ascendant, as was originally planned in June of next year, Lionsgate has instead decided to move the final chapter directly to television. Part of this unexpected decision is so they can set up a future spinoff TV series.
I honestly can’t believe they are still make these movies. I thought once The Hunger Games were over and done with, they just stop making these tacky knock-off YA series movies… but alas, nope. So, in preparation for yet another one of these things, Allergent… nope Allegiant… the gang at Screen Junkies decided to rip apart part two in the somehow 4-part Divergent saga, Insurgent.
Lionsgate just closed the book on The Hunger Games quadrilogy last year, but they are still working The Divergent Series, another quadrilogy of a popular YA novel, with Summit Entertainment. Though the norm is to try to get a director locked into directing some if not all of the installments of the franchise, it appears that Robert Schwentke has had enough working on The Divergent Series, and will stop directing the films after its penultimate installment, The Divergent Series: Alligent.
According to a new report, Schwentke has dropped out of directing The Divergent: Ascendant, the final film of the franchise, which is a bit strange because the adaptation of the final book was split into two films, and most directors actually stick around until the end. More on the story below.
This week’s edition of Digital Wire Blu-ray Releases features news on several important upcoming home video releases, including one young adult novel adaptation, a highly acclaimed independent horror classic in the making, and an actual horror classic being granted a special Blu-ray reissue courtesy of one of the best video labels on the market.
Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon, as well as a list of titles coming out this week.
Shailene Woodley returns as Tris in The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the follow-up to this year’s Divergent. Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate have released the first full-length trailer for the sequel, which is based on the novels by Veronica Roth.
Check out this full-length trailer here below, along with the film’s official synopsis.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent, which stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, ZoÃ« Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet, opens in theaters nationwide in 2D, RealD, and Digital 3D on March 20, 2015.