Akiva Goldsman has joined the writers of Insurgent according to THR. Previously, it was announced that Brian Duffield was to own the scrot for the movie and now Akiva Goldsman joins the team! Check out the article below:
Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman has been tapped to work on the script for Insurgent, the sequel to Summit’s upcoming YA adaptation Divergent, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The producers are currently looking for a director for the sequel, as Neil Burger, who directed Divergent, has decided not to return for the sequel, citing schedule conflicts. Sources say shooting on the sequel will begin in the spring.
Brian Duffield first worked on the script for Insurgent, which is slated to hit theaters March 20, 2015. The first film in the series, Divergent, will open March 21, 2014. Lionsgate’s Summit has slated the third film — Allegiant — for March 18, 2016.
Goldsman won an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind. The writer-producer, who has stepped in to work on several other film scripts in the past, wrote The Da Vinci Code and co-wrote Cinderella Man, I, Robot and Angels & Demons.
Goldman wrote and directed the upcoming film Winter’s Tale, which stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe, and will hit theaters Feb. 14. He’s repped by CAA.