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The first footage has arrived for Divergent starring Shailene Woodley, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet

Aug. 22, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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Just when you thought they were gone, witness the return of the teaser for a teaser! This time it is for the HUNGER GAMES heir apparent DIVERGENT starring Shailene Woodley, Maggie Q, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Theo James, Mekhi Phifer, Ray Stevenson, and Zoe Kravitz. The science fiction film has been shooting in Chicago and is the first in a trilogy based on the young adult novels by Veronica Roth.

This brief clip showcases quite a bit of footage of the dystopian action movie that looks very similar to THE HUNGER GAMES. Kate Winslet in any cast makes it a must see for me and in her brief appearance here she looks like the equivalent of Jodie Foster's character in ELYSIUM. The lovely Maggie Q is seen quickly. Overall, this footage looks well shot, but nothing that makes me want to get in line to see it.

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a future 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. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

The full trailer will be playing during the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards which will be the primary demographic for this new franchise starter. Hopefully this works out better at taking the mantle from TWILIGHT and THE HUNGER GAMES than the numerous uninspired wannabees that have hit theaters in recent years.

DIVERGENT opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.

Source: YouTube

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1:22AM on 08/23/2013
I still dont get all the hate Shailene Woodley got when cast as MJ, people saying she's not hot enough, I NEVER GOT THAT, and seeing her in this she continues to look great.

No idea if the movie is going to be good at all, looks like it could be visual but the little I saw here looked cheesy as shit.
I still dont get all the hate Shailene Woodley got when cast as MJ, people saying she's not hot enough, I NEVER GOT THAT, and seeing her in this she continues to look great.

No idea if the movie is going to be good at all, looks like it could be visual but the little I saw here looked cheesy as shit.
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1:28AM on 08/23/2013
Whoa didn't know Neil Burger directed this, the man hasn't made a bad film to date, i now see this in a different light, it's either going to be awesome or he SOLD OUT as a director.
Whoa didn't know Neil Burger directed this, the man hasn't made a bad film to date, i now see this in a different light, it's either going to be awesome or he SOLD OUT as a director.
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1:10AM on 08/23/2013
I'm interested. But more-so because my friend is in this.
I'm interested. But more-so because my friend is in this.
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9:32PM on 08/22/2013
The footage screened at Comic-Con was not bad by any stretch, but it did seem very Hunger Games-ish. The thing is, I would much rather The Hunger Games be the teen flick filmmakers try to ape than something like Twilight. I think Neil Burger did very good work on Limitless and Shailene Woodley seems like a better lead actress than the likes of Kristen Stewart, but it just seems that all these young adult novel adaptations are blurring together. We'll see if this manages to stand apart.
The footage screened at Comic-Con was not bad by any stretch, but it did seem very Hunger Games-ish. The thing is, I would much rather The Hunger Games be the teen flick filmmakers try to ape than something like Twilight. I think Neil Burger did very good work on Limitless and Shailene Woodley seems like a better lead actress than the likes of Kristen Stewart, but it just seems that all these young adult novel adaptations are blurring together. We'll see if this manages to stand apart.
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7:38PM on 08/22/2013

Compared to Elysium

I wouldn't compare anything to Ms. Foster's bomb. I'm afraid fanboys are such a small subset of the would be, could be movie going public, and every one else seems tired of this genre. If it tries to push another left wing political agenda the entire thing may collapse as Spielberg and Lucas have warned.
I wouldn't compare anything to Ms. Foster's bomb. I'm afraid fanboys are such a small subset of the would be, could be movie going public, and every one else seems tired of this genre. If it tries to push another left wing political agenda the entire thing may collapse as Spielberg and Lucas have warned.
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7:14PM on 08/22/2013

Actually

Is the most fascinating. Taking place in familiar location and the people behind it are good filmmakers.
Is the most fascinating. Taking place in familiar location and the people behind it are good filmmakers.
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