Tuesday 30 October 2012

'Insurgent' Collectors Edition On Sale Today

On sale today is a deluxe collector's edition of Insurgent by Veronica Roth with brand-new content:
• "Free Four"— in print for the first time.
• Exclusive, full-color foldout poster
• Faction tattoos
• 48 pages of bonus content, including interviews with Veronica Roth, playlists, faction party tips, and much more. Go check it out!

Epic Reads
Barnes & Noble
Indie Bound

Via DivergentFans

Friday 26 October 2012

Rumour Round Up: Colton Haynes & Alexander Ludwig up for the Role of Four?

Here are the latest rumours regarding the casting of Four.
First up, Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) tweeted about having a meeting for the part, obviously keen to get the role. However, yesterday morning Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf) sparked a whole load of intrigue by following Veronica Roth on twitter, and then tweeting the message below. Very interesting! watch this space.
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Saturday 20 October 2012

Video: Veronica Roth Talks about 'Insurgent' & More

Veronica discusses books she's reading, Insurgent, factions, and more.

HarperTeen | Via

CONFIRMED: Neil Burger will Direct the Divergent Movie

Veronica Roth has confirmed Neil Burger will be the 'Divergent' Director!
"So. I wasn't able to discuss this before because it wasn't official, but the Divergent movie adaptation has a director: Neil Burger!

Neil Burger directed The Illusionist and Limitless, both movies that I enjoyed immensely, both visually dynamic and interesting. Soon after the deal was closed I got the opportunity to speak with him on the phone. I was nervous beforehand-- handing over your work for someone else to interpret is always nerve-wracking, and I wasn't sure what to expect.

But by the time I hung up-- an hour and a half later!-- I felt very reassured. Neil knew the books remarkably well, and asked some amazing questions about the world and the story, and generally demonstrated tremendous respect for the books and for my answers.  I actually found myself wishing he had been around while I was writing, to help me think through the particularities of the world of Divergent! I'm sure I would have been more efficient if he had. Like I have before, I'm feeling like my work is in good good hands.

Because I feel so reassured by my experience with Neil and his work, I've felt pretty calm about any and all casting news I've received, knowing that all the people who are working on this movie have a strong vision for it that is grounded in the books."
This is great news! The movie production will move along much faster now a director is on board.

Thursday 18 October 2012

CASTING NEWS: Shailene Woodley in Talks to Play Tris Prior in Divergent?

UPDATE: Veronica Roth has confirmed Shailene is in 'final talks' to play the role.

From Deadline:
"EXCLUSIVE: Suddenly, The Descendants breakout Shailene Woodley has become the hot young actress in town. She’s in talks to play the Mary Jane role in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, and now I hear she is negotiating to play the female lead in Divergent, the Veronica Roth novel that will be directed by Neil Burger for Summit Entertainment. Produced by Red Wagon partners Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher and adapted by Snow White And The Huntsman‘s Evan Daugherty, the book is compared to The Hunger Games because of the age of the characters and the violence that takes place in a futuristic setting. This tale takes place in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into factions based on human traits. A 16-year-old leaves her faction to join a rival one, but during the violent initiation she falls in love with a young man and they try to find their place in this rough world. Paradigm reps Woodley."
Critics have nothing but nice things to say about the actress in her most recent roles. Of course, no casting will ever make all fans happy, & everyone will have differing opinions on how Tris should look, but we should bear in mind a quality actor/actress is worth far more than looking exactly right, as Veronica mentioned previously:

“For me, they are clearly their own people, so if I had a dream cast, it would be people who are relatively unknown or anyone who can capture the sort of tough but vulnerable spirit Tris has,” she said. “I’d rather have a good actor than an actor who looks just right.”