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New Behind-the-scenes featurette for Divergent with Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet

Aug. 28, 2013by: Paul Shirey

A new behind-the-scenes featurette for the young adult adaptation, DIVERGENT, has arrived and actually does a better job of selling the movie than the trailer. It's a far more compelling peek at the high-concept (re: far fetched) idea behind the story and gives us a better glimpse at some of the characters in the film. Perhaps its my age showing, but I'm much more interested in Kate Winslet's character than any of the others as it's kind of cool to see her in a "villain" role. Likely, it will just be another stereotypical bad guy part, but there's always potential with someone of her caliber.

Choose your faction:

Here's the synopsis:

In a future world people are divided into factions based on personality, a teenager is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, her life is threatened.

Yeah, I just find the whole "faction" thing a little odd. Granted, I haven't read the book (it's in the queue for never), but from what's portrayed in the trailer and featurette, it seems rather ridiculous to choose one character trait and be defined by it completely. It's like some weird mash-up of Ayn Rand's "Anthem" mixed with THE HUNGER GAMES, which I suppose could be seen as a selling point for some. Just not this guy.

DIVERGENT, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Tony Goldwyn, Ray Stevenson, Ashley Judd, and Kate Winslet hits theaters on March 21, 2014.
 

Extra Tidbit: Is there a YA novel out there somewhere that bears no similarity to this dystopian model?
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1:56PM on 08/28/2013

SEVEN MONTHS!

This movie is opening in SEVEN MONTHS and we're getting featurettes NOW? Does the film studio plan on not selling the film the closer it gets to its release date? Geez. I know building awareness is key and all but this is ridiculous.
This movie is opening in SEVEN MONTHS and we're getting featurettes NOW? Does the film studio plan on not selling the film the closer it gets to its release date? Geez. I know building awareness is key and all but this is ridiculous.
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2:57PM on 08/28/2013
I just have the sinking feeling this is going to bomb hard, despite all the pre-hyping.
I just have the sinking feeling this is going to bomb hard, despite all the pre-hyping.
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5:07AM on 08/29/2013
I'm hoping that the heroine is Divergent because she's dumb, selfish, deceitful, cowardly and violent.
I'm hoping that the heroine is Divergent because she's dumb, selfish, deceitful, cowardly and violent.
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