Release Date for ‘Divergent’ Set

Summit Entertainment revealed today the release date for the film adaptation of Divergent.  That date would be March 21, 2014.  The film has yet to start filming and no cast or director have been announced for the project.  Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) is writing the screenplay.

Divergent is a young adult novel by Veronica Roth.  I read both Divergent and the next in the series, Insurgent, this year.  I ended up liking Insurgent more.  The third book is supposed to be out in Fall 2013.  The books are very much like The Hunger Games, and I would think that anyone who liked that series would enjoy these books as well.  Below is the book synopsis:

“In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.”

This is another novel adaptation that I will be following closely and hope the film does the book justice.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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