"Twilight" studio Summit Entertainment (now part of "The Hunger Games" studio Lionsgate) snagged up the movie rights for the trilogy-starter long before it even reached bookstores and then quickly set "Snow White and the Huntsman" scribe Evan Daugherty on the case to adapt the picture. After a long period of waiting (and waiting, and waiting), a release date for the picture has finally been announced.
For the uninitiated, "Divergent" tells the story of 16-year-old Beatrice "Tris" Prior who must choose one of five factions to continue her life within, each of which has its own benefits and drawbacks. Unbeknownst to her, some of the factions are at war with one another, so her decision will come with a serious set of consequences. Based in a futuristic Chicago, it's an edge-of-your-seat kind of ride and was followed up with this year's sequel novel "Insurgent." The as-yet-untitled closer for the literary trilogy will come down next fall.
Veronica Roth wrote about the news, "We of the Divergent book/movie team are excited, enthusiastic, and have some momentum! Things are looking good, guys." Hopefully, that means she was pleased with Daugherty's adaptive screenplay for the project.
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