Divergent

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 08:00 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.

'Divergent' Winter Olympics Trailer: Shailene Woodley's on the Hero's Path

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by Damon Houx February 19, 2014 09:38 PM
Summit
http://youtu.be/NopPwAcrGCs
As young-adult films often focus on contests and matters of life and death turned into sporting events, it's fitting that ‘Divergent' -- which stars Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, and future Kyle Reese, Jai Courtney -- released an extended Winter Olympics trailer.

'Divergent' Trailer Explains What the Heck Is Going On ... Sort of

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by Nick Romano February 04, 2014 08:27 AM
Lionsgate
http://youtu.be/rfPjm3zaQPY
Stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James hit up 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' last night to premiere the final 'Divergent' trailer, which whittles down this complicated sci-fi world into the main plot points -- society is divided up into factions, one breaks from the mold, the government doesn't like that so much.

'Divergent' Sets Date for Third Film 'Allegiant,' Loses Director Neil Burger for the Sequel

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by Nick Romano December 17, 2013 09:03 AM
Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment
Lionsgate seems determined to see the 'Divergent' film trilogy, starring Shailene Woodley, to the end, but it's going to have to do that without director Neil Burger. As the studio sets a release date for the third and final installment in the series, 'Allegiant,' Burger has bowed out of helming any forthcoming sequels.

'Divergent' Trailer: Shailene Woodley Must Face Her Worst Fears

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by Jacob Hall November 13, 2013 11:09 AM
Summit
The business of adapting bestselling young-adult books into movies can result in untold riches (see 'The Hunger Games' and 'Harry Potter') or it can result in something instantly and completely forgettable (does anyone remember 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'?). The upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel is certainly hoping for the former, and unlike so much of the competition, the new 'Divergent' trailer makes it look like the film may have the pedigree to pull it off.