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Summit taps Limitless director Neil Burger to helm futuristic YA novel Divergent

08.23.2012by: Jake Dee

DIVERGENT indeed...we haven't heard a peep out of this bastard in well over 14 months.

Still, in June of 2011, we let you know Summit Entertainment was intent on adapting Veronica Roth's YA novel DIVERGENT to the big-screen. Hell, they even tapped Evan Daugherty to pen the script. Well it only took a year, but a director is being honed in on as LIMITLESS director Neil Burger may bring at least the first leg of DIVERGENT to the big-screen.

With obvious HUNGER GAMES and TWILIGHT parallels:

DIVERGENT features a society that is divided into five factions that represent a particular virtue: Honesty, selflessness, bravery, perfection, peacefulness or intelligence. At the heart of the story is a 16-year-old girl who leaves her family for a rival faction, where she faces a brutal initiation, even as she keeps a secret that could lead to her death. But when unrest grows between the factions, she must decide whether to reveal her true self in order to save the ones she loves.

Pretty nauseating to me, but to each his own. Erik Feig, Gillian Bohrer and Jeyun Choi are producing for Summit, Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher for Red Wagon.  DIVERGENT looks to enter production next March for an early 2014 release.

LIMITLESS star Abbie Cornish

Extra Tidbit: Your cup of tea or what?
Source: Variety

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