The opening weekend of “Divergent” has rocketed high due to the millions of fans all over the world who came out of movie houses pleasantly satisfied with the movie… and wanting for more. Well, fans of the movie will be all the more excited (as if they are not expecting this!) because the sequel to “Divergent,” is ON. Insurgent is officially happening!
Due to the excellent feedback and the $4.9 million earned in Thursday night screenings, Summit Entertainment OFFICIALLY ordered the planned sequel, “Insurgent.”
Insurgent is scheduled to be released on March 2015, which will be directed by Robert Schwentke (“R.I.P.D,” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife”) who will take over Neil Burger. Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman will write the script.
What about Shailene Woodley? Yes, she’s on-board so don’t fret together with her co-star, Theo James.
The series’ previous plan was to release one installment a year and it looks like they are about to follow through. It is said that the series will close with “Allegiant: in 2016.
Divergent is likely to earn $60 million on its opening weekend and if this happens, it will be the second biggest opening of the year next to “The Lego Movie.”
Jon Feltheime, CEO of Lionsgate, Summit’s parent company said on an interview by MTV, “We’re off to a great start with strong numbers from all regions of the country, urban, suburban and rural alike. We’re confident that ‘Divergent’ is on its way to becoming another important franchise for us and we have just greenlighted the second film, ‘Insurgent.’”
“The Twilight Saga” and the “The Hunger Games” are the two best series of Summit and Lionsgate and they are very happy that they found another series that audience will look forward to. “The Hunger Games” series is ending next year, 2015.
“Divergent” is based on the hit book series by Veronica Roth.
Catch Divergent in theaters now and watch out for more updates and news about “Insurgent” here at MNG.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the movie “Insurgent” sticks to its schedule! In the mean time, check out the video below featuring an interview of “Divergent” stars Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller and Theo James.