In the current craze of turning young adult trilogy novels into films, there has been an increase of splitting the third novel into two films and it would appear that ‘Divergent‘ is following that pattern. Just as ‘The Hunger Games’ was announced to be a tetralogy by splitting its last two films like ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Twilight Saga’ had before, it would appear that they are doing that for Veronica Roth’s trilogy as well. Yes, we’ll be seeing more of ‘Divergent’ as it was just announced that the third novel ‘Allegiant’ is to be released in two parts.
It was recently implied that Shailene Woodley (‘The Descendants’, ‘The Spectacular Now’) wouldn’t have a chance to take on the role of Mary Jane in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘ franchise from not having time in her shooting schedule and this sounds like would help to confirm that uncertainty. While she won’t be playing the redhead that is one of the two main loves of Peter Parker’s, she’ll have plenty of time on screen ahead of her in this dystopian future.
According to Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger:
“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. 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.”
With this being something that Lionsgate has experience doing, do you think that this is a cash grab or are they legitimately trying to tell more of a complete and fleshed out story for the fans? Share your thoughts below!
What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter