Although some are wondering if Divergent will be the huge success the studio seems to think it will, Summit Entertainment is pushing ahead with plans for the sequel, Insurgent. They’ve now hired a director, as Robert Schwentke (Red) has been hired to helm.
Akiva Goldsman is writing the script, working from a draft initially written by Brian Duffield.
Insurgent continues the journey of Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) as war now looms. As the press release about Schwentke’s hiring says, ‘Sides will be chosen, secrets will emerge, and to uncover the truth about her world, Tris must be stronger than ever because shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.’
Divergent was written by first time author Veronica Roth and has topped The New York Times Best Sellers list ever since being published in April of 2011. Roth wrote the novel while she was earning her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. It’s since been followed by Insurgent and Allegiant.
Summit’s current plan is to have Divergent out this March, with Insurgent coming March 20th, 2015, while Allegiant is slated for release on March 18th, 2016.