While ‘Divergent‘ hasn’t been released quite yet we know quite a few details about it’s sequel, ‘Insurgent‘ already, and today we add on who will be writing the script!

We already knew director Neil Burger (‘The Illusionist’, ‘Limitless’) wouldn’t be returning for the sequel, and it now looks as if the screenplay will be worked on by the extremely talented Akiva Goldsman (‘Winter’s Tale‘). It not known whether Goldsman will rework the origianl screenplay written by Brian Duffield or if he will write a whole new script altogether.  As long as we ignore his work on ‘Batman Forever’,  he has an extremely solid track record for putting out good work.

‘Insurgent’ is the follow up to Veronica Roth’s novel ‘Divergent’ and picks up right where the first novel leaves off. Hopefully the first film will perform stronly at the box office so it doesn’t suffer the same delay that The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes‘ had to endure through.

Novel Synopsis:

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

‘Divergent’ opens in theaters on March 21, 2014, while ‘Insurgent’ will arrive the following March in 2015 and ‘Ascendant’ will hit a year later in March of 2016.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter