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Divergent sequel, Insurgent, already being prepped

05.08.2013by: Eric Walkuski

We won't see the film adaptation of DIVERGENT until March of next year, but obviously Summit Entertainment is positively counting on it being another HUNGER GAMES, as the studio has already started work on the sequel, INSURGENT. Brian Duffield (JANE GOT A GUN) has been hired to write the screenplay for INSURGENT, which will be based on the second of Veronica Roth trilogy of books revolving around yet another somber dystopian future.

For starters, here's what DIVERGENT is about:

DIVERGENT is set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.

As for INSURGENT, here's how it breaks down (naturally beware of spoilers):

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

DIVERGENT stars Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Ashley Judd, Theo James, Tony Goldwyn, Amy Newbold, Ben Lamb, Miles Teller, Ben Lloyd-Wright and Justine Wachsberger. It's scheduled to open March 21, 2014.


Kate Winslet

Extra Tidbit: The final book in the trilogy will be released this fall.
Source: ComingSoon

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