Third “Divergent” Book Will Be Split Into Two Films
“Divergent” is taking another page out of Katniss Everdeen’s book.
Deadline reports that the third novel, “Allegiant,” will be split into two films, not unlike Lionsgate's other properties, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.”
“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,” Lionsgate Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said in a statement (via Deadline).
“Allegiant Part 1” will stick to the previously-announced March 18, 2016 release, with “Part 2” following on March 24, 2017.
The Shailene Woodley-led franchise got off to a great start with “Divergent,” which has earned more than $139 million across the world in just three weeks.
The second book in Roth’s series, “Insurgent,” will hit theatres next year? Do you like the idea or are you worried it’ll be drawn out? Weigh in below!