Summit Entertainment has announced that Robert Schwentke, who directed “RED” for the studio, will helm “Insurgent,” the sequel to the studio’s upcoming “Divergent.” The film will be directed from a script currently being written by Akiva Goldsman from a draft initially written by Brian Duffield.”Insurgent,” which is scheduled for release on March 20, 2015, will be filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois. The third film in the series, “Allegiant,” is slated for release on March 18, 2016.
According to the official plot synopsis released by Summit:
In the thrilling sequel to “Divergent,” “Insurgent” continues the journey of Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) as war now looms. 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.
Based on the bestselling, young adult, science fiction novel by Veronica Roth, “Divergent” takes place in a dystopian Chicago of the future, in which teenagers take an aptitude test on their sixteenth birthday which will determine their fate forever. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, and Kate Winslet, and is directed by Neil Burger from a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor.
“Divergent” will be released theatrically nationwide on Friday, March 21, 2014.