'RED' Director Robert Schwentke Lands 'Divergent' Sequel 'Insurgent'

February 11, 2014
Source: THR

Insurgent / Robert Schwentke

After delivering the successful action comedy RED to Summit Entertainmnt in 2010, the studio has rounded up director Robert Schwentke for their young adult franchise that kicks off with Divergent next month. THR has word that Schwentke has been hired to direct Insurgent, the next chapter in the young adult novel series written by Veronica Roth. The sequel was already given a release date of March 20th, 2015, and at the same time it was revealed that Divergent director Neil Burger would not return to direct the sequel, like Gary Ross left The Hunger Games franchise after the first film and Francis Lawrence took over.

We don't want to spoil any of Divergent, so we won't dive into the plot details of the sequel just yet. The first film follows a society in a dystopian Chicago divided into five factions, each dedicated to a particular virtue — Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity and Erudite — with all 16-year-olds required on a particular day to select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. When Tris (Shailene Woodley) doesn't get properly sorted and is labeled Divergent, she deceptively chooses her destiny, which could cause some trouble. Theo James, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller and Kate Winslet also star in the film arriving March 21st.

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The first Hunger Games was kinda boring and lacking, and by the looks of the trailer for Divergent it looks like more of the same. Now Mr. Lawrence made HG2 kinda entertaining, not great, but it was a good movie. And if they are trying to do the same here, why bring Schwentke into the game? Red was entertaining, but R.I.P.D was downright terrible....

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