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Divergent director Neil Burger on the franchises' possible move to TV

Although the DIVERGENT franchise got off to a promising start, the most recent film, THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT, stumbled at the box office and wound up making over $100 million less than its predecessor. Lionsgate then scrambled to figure out what to do with the dying franchise which apparently meant skipping the theater altogether and concluding the series on television ....
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10.18.2016
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Neil Burger will direct Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in Intouchables remake

2011 saw the release of THE INTOUCHABLES, a French film that followed an aristocrat who hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver after he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident. Raw deal! However, the film itself turned out to be quite the emotional tale and made enough waves that Hollywood deemed it necessary for an American remake. We haven't heard too much...
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08.25.2016
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Comic Con 2015 TV Pilot Review: Limitless

PLOT: Limitless is a continuation of the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper. The TV show follows Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) as a failing musician and a disappointing son to his parents. During his struggles, a chance meeting with an old friend introduces him to a powerful mind-enhancing drug that will change his life forever. REVIEW: Normally when I hear Hollywood is taking a...
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07.11.2015
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Marc Webb will direct the Limitless TV series pilot for CBS

While waiting to see what's going on with the SPIDER-MAN franchise (don't hold your breath), director Marc Webb is turning his attention to TV. Last year he directed a pilot for Showtime called Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which still hopes to become a series, and now he will helm the TV pilot for the CBS series adaptation of LIMITLESS. The 2011 movie starred Bradley Cooper as...
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02.03.2015
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Shailene Woodley's assurgence is urgent in this Divergent Insurgent teaser

In the sequel to everyone's favorite film entitled DIVERGENT, Beatrice Prior ( Shailene Woodley ) must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart. Evidently that's code for some crazy WIZARD OF OZ shit because that's exactly what's going on in this teaser, wapping a tornado for 100% more rope...
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11.12.2014
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Miles Teller trashes Divergent franchise before trying to take it back

Miles Teller is still in the beginning of his Hollywood career despite roles in acclaimed films like THE SPECTACULAR NOW and WHIPLASH as well as the role of Reed Richards in Josh Trank 's THE FANTASTIC FOUR. But, being as young as he is you have to expect him to make mistakes. One such error in judgement was comments he made regarding the DIVERGENT franchise. In an interview...
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09.25.2014
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Naomi Watts joins Divergent sequels Insurgent and Allegiant

The talented and sexy Oscar-nominated Naomi Watts has joined the DIVERGENT sequel INSURGENT, and the now two-part ALLEGIANT finale. She will play Evelyn, leader of the Factionless. She joins other Oscar winning actresses already in the series, Octavia Spencer and Kate Winslet . You'll have to excuse my ignorance when it comes to the world of DIVERGENT , I didn’t...
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06.04.2014
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Divergent trilogy finale, Allegiant, to be split into two films

In the tradition set forth by the HARRY POTTER, TWILIGHT, and THE HUNGER GAMES franchises, yet another young adult series is jumping on the milk it for all it's worth bandwagon. The DIVERGENT trilogy, based on the novels by Veronica Roth, will now see the final chapter, ALLEGIANT, split into two films. The first film in the series, DIVERGENT, had great success at the box office,...
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04.11.2014
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Weekend Box Office Report: March 21-23, 2014

Divergent leaps to the top! The latest young-adult adaptation showed no fear at the box office this weekend as DIVERGENT opened with $56 million ! While it's not quite THE HUNGER GAMES or TWILIGHT opening numbers, Lionsgate must be breathing a small sigh of relief after a string of recent failed Hollywood attempts at creating movie franchises out of...
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03.23.2014
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Exclusive Interview: Divergent Stars Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn!

Aside from all the fresh faced talent that is featured in DIVERGENT, there are a handful of names that I’ve been a fan of. Two such names include the very talented Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn . In the new film they play Andrew and Natalie Prior, the parents of Beatrice and Caleb who find their children venturing into brave new worlds. The two definitely give a little class to...
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03.21.2014
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Exclusive Interview: Divergent Stars Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer!

When a movie features the stunning Maggie Q and the coolness of Mekhi Phifer I can’t possibly resist. Both have appeared in a number of diverse roles and they are each terrific in the new film DIVERGENT. My only complaint, neither of them are in it nearly enough. It is exciting to see both of these very talented actors reach a brand new audience with this highly anticipated...
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03.20.2014
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Review: Divergent

PLOT: In a futuristic, and mostly decimated Chicago (which seems to be the only city left on the planet), the remnants of mankind have been partitioned into five factions. When a child comes of age, they take a test which matches them to a faction, although they have the right to make their own choice in a choosing ceremony. When Beatrice ( Shailene Woodley ) takes her test,...
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03.20.2014
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