facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Final 'Divergent' sequel, 'Allegiant,' to be split into two movies

"Allegiant Part 1" is set to be released on March 18, 2016, while "Allegiant Part 2" is scheduled for March 24, 2017.
By Veronica Linares   |   April 11, 2014 at 4:37 PM   |   Comments

Leer en Español
1 of 4
http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/upi/UPI-1001397245404/2014/1/47cb26328266e0cb7e591fc96e005930/Final-Divergent-sequel-Allegiant-to-be-split-into-two-movies.jpg
LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Lionsgate/Summit announced Friday that the final sequel of the Divergent trilogy, Allegiant, will be split into two films.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said in a statement that the "storytelling arc" of author Veronica Roth's third book worked "perfectly" for the creation of two films.

“Veronica Roth brings her captivating story to a masterful conclusion in Allegiant, a rich, action-packed book with material that is ideally suited to two strong and fulfilling movies,” said Friedman and Wachsberger.

“The storytelling arc and world of the characters lend themselves perfectly to two films, a storytelling strategy that has worked very well for us on the two Twilight Breaking Dawn films and about which we’re tremendously enthusiastic for the two upcoming Mockingjay films of The Hunger Games franchise.”

The first of the four film adaptations of the novels, Divergent, made its debut on March 21 earning $56 million during its opening weekend. The second installment of the saga, Insurgent, is scheduled to be released on March 20, 2015. The third film, Allegiant Part 1 is set to be released on March 18, 2016, while Allegiant Part 2 is scheduled for March 24, 2017.

The Divergent saga stars Shailene Woodley as Beatris 'Tris' Prior, a "sci-fi heroine" looking for answers in a dystopian Chicago.


[Deadline]

Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character
2
Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years
3
Jennifer Aniston takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with help from Justin Theroux
4
Kristin Cavallari makes headlines after 'Good Morning America' appearance
5
Chelsea Handler signs off late night show with star-packed finale
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback