Apparently "Divergent" was enough of a hit to not only warrant sequels (the Veronica Roth book the movie was based on have two sequels) -- but the third film in the trilogy will actually be broken up, like "Harry Potter," "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" before it, into two separately released movies.
Shailene Woodley is going to be very, very tired.
The third movie, entitled "Allegiant," will now be split in half and released on March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017. The second film in the franchise, "Insurgent," begins production next month and is slated for release on March 20, 2015. Please update your calendars accordingly.
"Divergent" takes place in a dystopian society where young people are quarantined based on their emotional sensibilities. The movie has made more than $140 million worldwide so far and is the latest Lionsgate/Summit-originated young adult franchise to make a splash.
Personally, I'm just waiting to begin my Kickstarter campaign to re-launch the "Beautiful Creatures" franchise. Let me know if you want to throw in a couple million up front.
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