There's a reason why people are comparing Divergent to The Hunger Games , and that's because there are a lot of similarities, and also because Summit Entertainment hopes that it will be just as successful. They want another Hunger Games, and this is it for them.
The studio has released the first official footage from the film, showing a few action sequences. We saw a decent amount of footage from the film at Comic-Con last month, and it looks like it will be an OK movie. I'm not really all that excited about it, but if there's nothing else in theaters when it comes out, maybe I'll check it out.
I'm sure we'll see a full trailer for the film in the near future, so stay tuned for that.
The movie was directed by Neil Burger, and it stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, and Zoë Kravitz among others.
Based on Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel, DIVERGENT is a gripping action thriller set in a futuristic world where society has been divided into five factions. As each person approaches adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for the rest of their life. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) chooses Dauntless—the daring risk-takers who pursue bravery above all else. During the Dauntless initiation, Tris completes death-defying stunts and faces her inmost fears in spectacular simulations. When she discovers she is a Divergent, someone who will never be able to fit into just one faction, she is warned that she must conceal this secret or risk her life. As Tris uncovers a looming war which threatens her family and the life of the mysterious Dauntless leader whom she has come to love, Tris must face her greatest test yet—deciding whether revealing she is a Divergent will save her world—or destroy it.
The film comes out on March 21st, 2014.