The Chicago Sun-Times confirms ‘Divergent’ will be filmed in Chicago. This is very special given that the book is set in a futuristic Chicago. Who’s excited? Here’s what they had to say about it:
“They’ve been busy for months wooing a new blockbuster to Illinois,” said the source. The movie is about a teenage girl who lives in a dystopian Chicago society divided into factions based on different virtues.
Filmmakers “fell in love” with various shooting locations around Chicago, according to the source.
Read the full article at the Chicago Sun-Times Website
Summit has now confirmed that Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) will be playing Tris in Divergent. Here’s what Deadline has to say about it:
Suddenly, The Descendants breakout Shailene Woodley has become the hot young actress in town. She’s in talks to play the Mary Jane role in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, and now I hear she is negotiating to play the female lead in Divergent, the Veronica Roth novel that will be directed by Neil Burger for Summit Entertainment.
Any thoughts of Shailene playing Tris? She better start practicing jumping off trains now!
Summit has confirmed that director Neil Burger will direct the ‘Divergent’ Movie. Here’s what MovieWeb had to say about it:
Director Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist) has signed on to make Summit Entertainment’s Divergent, a property that has drawn comparisons to Lionsgate’sThe Hunger Games. The story is set in a dystopian Chicago where society is divided into five factions, each based on a virtue citizens must live their lives by – Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). The plot centers on Beatrice Prior, a 16-year-old who must decide which ideal to devote her life to, even if it means being separated from her family and friends. She must then undergo a strenuous initiation, while trying to figure out where a potential romance fits into her complicated life.
Burger is mostly known for ‘Limitless’ and ‘The Illusionist’. What do you think about him directing the movie? Hopefully he’ll bring the Divergent we all love to the big screen!
Mark your calendars folks, Deadline gives us the official release date of ‘Divergent’ which will be on March 21, 2014! Check out what they had to say:
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainmentannounced today that the filmed adaptation of the young-adult adventure novel Divergent, which Neil Burger has been set to direct, will open wide in North America on March 21, 2014. So far, it has the release date all to itself (it’s sandwiched between Fox’s Me And My Shadow on March 14 and Paramount’sNoah on March 28).