Movie Exclusive – “Divergent” Sequel Finds a Director

Summit Entertainment recently announced that they have officially found a director for the second movie in the Divergent series. Just as with the book series, the sequel will be called Insurgent. 

The studio has decided that director Robert Schwentke will helm the next instalment. Production on Insurgent has been pushed ahead and it is already set to be released on March 20, 2015. Due to this tight scheduling, the studio, unfortunately, is not able bring back director Neil Burger, as postproduction on the first film will be conflicting with preproduction for the sequel.

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Robert Schwentke on the set of “Red” (Photo by Frank Masi for Summit Entertainment)

Schwentke and Akiva Goldsman will be working on the script based off of a draft that was previously written by Brian Duffield. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher will also be producing Insurgent and representing Red Wagon Entertainment.

Divergent will be hitting theaters March 21, 2014 and stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Ashley Judd, Ray Stevenson, Tony Goldwyn, and Jai Courtney.

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Theo James and Shailene Woodley in “Divergent”

Sources: Deadline and Huffington Post Entertainment

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