The first film based on Veronica Roth’s Divergent bestselling book series will enter theaters on March 21, 2014 and Summit Entertainment’s hoping it’ll be the launch of a new franchise. The studio scored box office success with the Twilight films but so far hasn’t found a replacement franchise to fill the gap in young adult fare left after the sparkling vampire saga finished up. If Divergent finds an audience, we could be seeing films made of Roth’s Insurgent and Allegiant. If not, then Summit will continue its search for another Twilight.
Divergent is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet)to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.