Divergent

‘Myst’ TV Series in Development at Hulu Under ‘Divergent’ Writer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 6, 2015 @ 10:34 AM
Cyan Worlds
Myst was definitely a thing that human people played upon a time, right? There was an island, or something, and a lot of clicking involved. Well, now it’s going to be a TV series for Hulu, brought to you by the minds behind The Amazing Spider-Man and Divergent. Congratulations, eight people interested in this!

‘Allegiant’ Adds Jeff Daniels in Crucial Role to Close Out the ‘Divergent’ Saga

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by Britt Hayes April 28, 2015 @ 7:36 PM
HBO
Much like the casting of Philip Seymour Hoffman in a key role for the final installments of The Hunger Games franchise, Lionsgate has cast another older, distinguished actor to play a crucial part in the final parts of the Divergent series. Jeff Daniels has joined the cast of Allegiant – Part 1 and 2 in a fairly important role.

Final ‘Insurgent’ Trailer: Shailene Woodley Sets the World Free

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by Jacob Hall February 25, 2015 @ 9:46 AM
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (which the real, actual title of this film) has been bombarding us with trailers for so long that it feels like the movie should have come out by now. But alas, the next chapter in this young adult dystopian romantic action series is still a month away and Summit has released the final Insurgent trailer. To their credit, this is easily the most effective preview they’ve cut so far, even if it seems like it’s in an alien language to the people who skipped Divergent.

‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ Trailer: Shailene Woodley Defies Reality

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by Jacob Hall December 12, 2014 @ 10:41 AM
If you loved ‘Divergent’ and are already totally on board with the cinematic adaptations of Veronica Roth’s young adult science fiction novels, then the trailer for the awkwardly titled ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ is probably going to prove exciting. If you’re unfamiliar with the franchise, prepare for 144 seconds that might as well be in a foreign language.

Miles Teller Says Making 'Divergent' Made Him Feel "Dead Inside"

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by Mike Sampson September 24, 2014 @ 12:25 PM
Summit
Miles Teller has a movie he's very proud of this year. That movie is 'Whiplash,' a movie about the dysfunctional relationship between a jazz drummer and his demented teacher. He says of all the training he put into the film, "It was, by far, the hardest thing I’ve ever done." Miles Teller also has a movie he's not very proud of. That movie is the young adult hit 'Divergent,' which Teller says left him feeling "dead inside."

Final 'Divergent' Sequel 'Allegiant' Will Be Split Into Two Films

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by Jacob Hall April 11, 2014 @ 10:40 AM
Summit
In a move that should surprise approximately no one, the 'Divergent' film franchise will now be four films instead of three, with 'Allegiant,' the third book in Veronica Roth's best-selling series, now being adapted into two films. Just when you thought young-adult dystopic science-fiction stories were on the way out ...

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Divergent' Leaves 'Muppets Most Wanted' in the Dust

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by Jacob Hall March 23, 2014 @ 12:24 PM
Summit
If the main goal of 'Divergent' was to snag a large portion of the audience for 'The Hunger Games,' it looks like it succeeded. Although it didn't reach the absurd heights of Katniss' two movies, Shailene Woodley's dystopian adventure effortlessly nabbed the number one spot and, unless something bad happens next week, announced the arrival of a new big franchise.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About 'Divergent' But Were Afraid to Ask

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by Kate Erbland March 20, 2014 @ 8:00 AM
Illustration by ScreenCrush.com
It’s not easy to dive headlong into a brand new YA film franchise, even when it hits the big screen by way of a blockbuster production packed with stars (rising and solid alike) and giant action set pieces. What if you haven’t read the book it’s all based on? What if the trailers have done nothing to educate you on how this new franchise is different than that other new YA franchise?
When it comes to ‘Divergent,’ the Shailene Woodley-starring film version of author Veronica Roth’s bestselling book trilogy of the same name, there are plenty of questions that might prove valuable to answer before getting involved in the new series, just so you know what you’re working with. What’s a “Tris”? What’s a “divergent”? Where is this thing set? Will I like it? Should I read the books?
Having read the books and having seen the movie, with those questions – and many more – in mind, we’re here to attempt to tell you everything you need to know about the world of ‘Divergent’ (including that, yes, that word gets thrown around a lot).

'Divergent' Review

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by Kate Erbland March 19, 2014 @ 11:55 AM
Summit Entertainment
Springing forth from the same lineage of Katniss Everdeen, far removed from the toxically weak Bella Swan bloodline, ‘Divergent’ heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior is well worth rooting for, even if her debut film isn’t as compelling as its leading lady. Based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling YA trilogy, Neil Burger’s film is cripplingly faithful to its source material, and although he and screenwriters Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor have plenty of rich material to pull from, the film’s inability to distill it down to its most essential bits makes for a strangely bloated and often flatlining final product.
Yet, for its dragging run time – nearly two and a half hours – and its repetitive nature, ‘Divergent’ should both thrill fans and (hopefully) excite newcomers who will leave the theater wanting to know where its open ending travels next.