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.
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.
Summit Entertainment has released the final trailer Divergent, the studio’s big-screen adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s YA novel.
Check out this final trailer here below.
The film is set in a dystopian Chicago in a society where people are divided into five factions dedicated to a specific virtue: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Then there are the “divergents,” those who cannot be categorized into one group, which puts them in danger, as those in charge want to rid the world of these people. Tris (Shailene Woodley) is one of these divergents.