Just as the "Twilight" series was released to great applause "Summit Entertainment," now comes "Divergent." This film is based on the book written by Victoria Roth.
Summit is no stranger to purchasing and making big hits out of young adult novels. "The Hunger Games" also comes to mind, while not released by Summit, it is a similar story structure.
Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her.
In the middle of the glorious VMA (Video Music Awards) on MTV tonight, Aug. 25, 2013, Summit released this trailer for the first time. Check it out and see if "Divergent" is something you're interested in seeing.
The film is due out next year on March, 21, This first film is part of a trilogy, which also lives up to the comparison to "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games." The next two installments are called:
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