Thursday 31 October 2013

Veronica Roth's ALLEGIANT Breaks First Day Record, Tops Best-Seller Lists

Congrats to Veronica Roth on the success of ALLEGIANT!

Publishers Weekly reports: "In what was the largest ever first-day sales figure for HarperCollins, Veronica Roth's YA novel Allegiant sold 455,000 copies globally across all formats on its publication day, October 22. The book had an announced two-million-copy first printing.

Anticipation mounted in the month leading to the publication of the final instalment in Roth's Divergent trilogy. Pre-orders set house records, and bookstores across the country hosted midnight publication parties to celebrate the book's release. 

HarperCollins put muscle behind its publicity and marketing efforts, both before and after publication. Roth was met by a sold-out crowd of 800 at the book's kick-off at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on publication day. Twelve hundred attended an evening event on October 23 at the Dallas Barnes and Noble, with fans lining up as early as 4:30 a.m."

ALLEGIANT is number 1 on the USA Today Best Sellers List, the Apple iBooks paid Best Sellers, and Katherine Tegen (publisher) reports it's topped the New York Times Best Sellers List too.

Tuesday 29 October 2013

NEW: 'Divergent' Book "First Jumper" Scene - From Four's Perspective!

Oh my Four! Re-live the moment Tris and Four first meet at Dauntless HQ- this time from Four's perspective!! This is a deleted scene from one of the future Four novellas.

Veronica Roth read this new scene to lucky fans at the Allegiant book signing event in Dallas and Dublin, two of the stops on her book tour.

On another stop in San Francisco, she read an excerpt from one of the Four short stories.

We're told Veronica has said that at this time, it will not be used for anything.  Below is the video of Veronica reading the excerpt, and we wrote out a transcription.

Chicago Tribune Feature on Veronica Roth: Talks Anxiety, Success, Childhood & More

Here's a great in-depth feature on Veronica Roth which took place just before Allegiant was released. It covering many different aspects, including her success, anxiety issues and childhood.

There are also comments from fellow authors John Green and Margaret Stohl. We've used excerpts from the interview, if you want to read the entire article, go HERE.

Chicago Tribune:

"I've been feeling really weird," she said, watching commuter traffic crawl west along I-88, sipping at her cup. "There are all these people who are going to read 'Allegiant,' right? And they expect something of me. They will want this series to end well. They have high expectations. Yet I have this feeling of impending doom. Or is it —" she raised an eyebrow — "impending awesome? There are a million copies of this book going out!"

Actually, the first printing is 2 million.

Master Post: ALLEGIANT Book Promo Tour with Veronica Roth - Photos, Interviews, Tour Events

Divergent author Veronica Roth spent the weeks following the ALLEGIANT release, traveling around on tour to promote the book. The tour includes stops in Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, and even the UK. The events featured readings from one of the unpublished 'Four' short stories, Divergent scenes from Four POV, book signings, Q&As & special guests. Check out the pictures, videos and interviews in this dedicated master post.

Next Tour Stops: London - Nov 6 | Charleston -  Nov 9. More info HERE

Interview: Veronica Roth Talks About Tris & Four's Relationship in ALLEGIANT

Thanks to RTBookReviews for sharing this great interview with Veronica Roth, who talks about Tris & Four in Allegiant, and the reason behind her 'Be Brave' parting words:

Q: Nature versus nurture is an important theme in Allegiant. Which do you think is more powerful, nature or nurture? Do you think your life is predetermined by your genes?

I think it’s really an even combination, at least in my own self-analysis, the ways in which both nature and nurture have influenced the person I’ve become, and the people around me.

Such as?

In my own life, my family has a history of anxiety disorders, or, we think so. I refer to this as the nervous gene. Because a lot of my aunts and uncles are a little bit nervous, some of my cousins, my grandfather, me and my brother — but not my sister. So you can kind of see how the genetic nervousness gets passed on. However, I learned in my reading that unless you have some kind of provoking event when you’re a child, even if you have the gene for anxiety, so to speak, then it won’t get activated. So there’s plenty of people walking around who could be anxious, but just aren’t, because nothing particularly bad happened to them when they were young.

Monday 28 October 2013

New 'Divergent' Trailer To Be Shown in Cinemas Before Hunger Games 'Catching Fire'?

Update: It looks like this in particular trailer is actually for THE BOOKS not the movie. It wont be worldwide, just Australia, but we might see a sneak peek.
HarperCollinsYA: "Just to be clear, we've been looking at a cinema ad for the books, not the movies" Well, it was fun while it lasted. Not sure I've ever seen a book trailer at a cinema before. We're assuming Australians will be shown this alongside an actual movie trailer.

Anyway, we still fully expect to see a Divergent trailer before Catching Fire- since it will be one of the biggest movies of the year, but for now, we dont know if it will be new. We're also told by fans that the current trailer is already showing in some theatres right now. Have you seen it?

From HarperCollinsYA: "We've just seen the final version of the Divergent cinema ad which will be playing before Catching Fire. Looks amazing!"

HarperCollinsYA is the YA branch of Harper Collins in Australia, and Harper Collins is the publisher for the Divergent series.

It looks like a new Divergent trailer will be seen at Catching Fire showings! We expected as much, right? This little piece of info all but confirms it. We'll be heading to theatres to watch the latest Hunger Games installment anyway, but this just made it a whole lot sweeter. We're not sure yet if we'll get a chance to see this trailer before it appears in cinemas, but either way, nothing will beat seeing it on the big screen! Click HERE for worldwide Catching Fire release dates.

Miles Teller at the Savannah Film Festival + Possible 'Insurgent' Filming Date & Fantastic Four Rumors

If all goes well, the Divergent sequel 'Insurgent' could begin shooting in April 2014. We know a screenwriter has already begun working on the script, and Miles Teller mentions below that he believes this date to be when filming starts. 'Divergent' also had an April shooting start date earlier this year. Will we see it working to the same time scale, with a March theatrical release date in 2015?

Of course, this is all dependant on one thing- how well the first movie does upon it's release! We may not see this date confirmed until then.

Fandango Spoke to Miles at the Savannah Film Festival: "Right now I'm kind of hanging out. I don't have anything that I'm doing until probably January or February. I don't know 100%. Obviously 'Insurgent,' the next 'Divergent' film ... I think they are going to start the second one in April."

And about the rumors he is up for a role in the Fantastic Four reboot? "Uh, you know, I don't know," Teller told Fandango. "If that happens, if everything works out, then I will be pretty pumped. But then I'll also be working for... it's like seven months out of your year. Which is not a bad problem." The shooting for the movie could clash with this, but we're sure the people behind both films could work out a schedule to suit both.

Good luck Miles! See photos at the Savannah Film Festival after the cut:

Veronica Roth Reads A Letter to Her 14 Year Old Self

Check out this feature Veronica Roth took part in for Google Play.
It sees the author read a touching letter she penned to her 14 year old self. It's pretty funny, and sweet. What would you go back and tell your past self?

'The Spectacular Now' DVD & Blu-Ray Out January 14th 2014 - Available to Pre-Order

'The Spectacular Now' lead characters are played by Divergent stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. The movie received amazing praise from critics & film festivals. It had a limited theatrical release date so many fans are probably interested in getting the DVD.

The release date for USA/Canada will be January 14th 2014. Pre-Order on Amazon: DVD | Blu-Ray | Best BuyiTunes

Summary: Based on the beloved book by Tim Tharp, THE SPECTACULAR NOW is the story of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller), a high school senior and self-proclaimed "life of the party," who unexpectedly falls in love with "nice girl" Aimee Fineky (Shailene Woodley).

While Aimee dreams of the future, Sutter lives in the now, and yet somehow, they're drawn together. What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp- eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth. Costarring Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

MTV: First SPOILER-filled ALLEGIANT Interview with Veronica Roth + She Blogs Her In-Depth Thoughts

MTV EXCLUSIVE: 'Allegiant' Author Veronica Roth Explains Conclusion Of 'Divergent' Trilogy'. This is the first interview in which Veronica has spoken about how the series ended. Big spoilers here, guys! You have been warned! If you haven't finished reading Allegiant, come back and watch this at a later date.

From Veronica's Blog: "All week, people who had read Allegiant were asking me the same question, and people on the Internet were asking, too. I answered it very briefly in the spoilery MTV interview that went up today, but I wanted to post a longer answer that goes a little deeper for those of you who are interested. I'm trying to be very careful about marking spoilers, so hopefully all this works:"
Click HERE to read.

Vulture Google+ Hangout with Veronica Roth - Spoilers

READ: Big Allegiant spoilers all through this chat. You have been warned.

Veronica Roth chatted to Vulture on Google+ Hangout where she answered fans burning questions regarding ALLEGIANT the final book in the Divergent trilogy, and other Divergent related things. If you missed the interview you can rewatch the whole thing above.

Sunday 27 October 2013

NEW: A Reading by Veronica Roth - An Excerpt from one the Unreleased Four POV Divergent Novellas

At the San Francisco Allegiant book tour stop, Veronica gave a reading to fans from one of the unreleased novellas she has written in Tobias/Four POV. (If you didn't already know, there will be 4 of these short stories. See our books page.) Some of you have probably read the first one, The Transfer, which was released in September. We didn't hear her come out and say exactly which novella this is from, but it's most likely either The Initiate, which is due out December 17, or The Son, out January 21. (If you were there, let us know if you were told which it is!) Read/watch it after the cut:

Saturday 26 October 2013

New Fan Picture of Theo James in Philadelphia - Oct 25

Theo James has been spotted in Philadelphia!

He is there to film new movie 'Franny' with Dakota Fanning and Richard Gere. Theo and Dakota play a married couple.

Film summary: 'A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.'

Caption on picture:
"#theojames in my lobby #swoon #hottie #downtownabby #franny #philly"

Source Instagram  | Via TheoJamesBlog

Friday 25 October 2013

Theo James Gives Us a Chemistry Lesson on the Set of ‘Divergent’ - YAHOO Behind the Scenes Video

Its been a great few days for behind the scenes videos, and here's one more! YAHOO visited the set of Divergent during filming earlier this year:

"What's up gurrrl?" Theo James says as Shailene Woodley strolls by on the set of "Divergent," his eyebrows going in all directions.

This cheeky flirtation is in stark contrast to the cold, grey buildings surrounding us on the site of Abnegation, the "selfless" faction of the film's futuristic society, in downtown Chicago.
Seeing as he was a virtually unknown actor – well, except for that small but unforgettable turn on "Downton Abbey" – before being cast in the coveted role of Four, the big love interest for Woodley's Tris, it should be a relief for fans to see such chemistry. And the jokes didn't stop there.

Thursday 24 October 2013

ETOnline: Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews - Behind the Scenes of Divergent

Check out this BRAND NEW look at the Divergent movie from ETOnline, with a behind the scenes look at filming, new footage, and cast interviews - including Shailene Woodley, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, & Miles Teller.

VIDEO: Go On-Set with the Cast of Divergent - Behind the Scenes Interviews (Seventeen)

Check out this new Divergent behind the scenes video courtesy of SEVENTEEN. They caught up with the movie's stars while on the Abnegation set, including Shailene Woodley, who plays Tris, and Theo James, who plays Four.

VIDEO: 'The Spectacular Now' Q&A with Shailene Woodley & Miles Teller (22 Oct)

Divergent stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller took part in a Q&A session for Screen Actors Guild Foundation, moderated by ET Onlines Jarett Wieselman. The chat took place last Tuesday. We love seeing Miles and Shai interacting, and can't wait to get our hands on 'The Spectacular Now'.

Great New On-Set Interview with Shailene Woodley, Theo James & Neil Burger were among a group of websites who got to visit the set of Divergent in Chicago earlier this year, and now they have revealed the interview with stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James, plus Director Neil Burger. The cast are great fun as usual. Read below:

Question: Are you feeling pressure about being the next YA heroine?

Shailene: No, I think that if I thought about that I might go insane. It’s funny because it’s based on the book but the movie that we’re making is a lot different from the book in a lot of ways. So there seems to be a bridge or gap between the two. It’s hard to associate between the fan base, everyone is stressing about that but I don’t pay any attention to it. I’m so far removed from that world.

Theo: It’s true, you have to be because you don’t cant to be too influenced by what’s going on you want to be concentrating on the material obviously because that’s where the story is coming from. You also have to do your own thing, your own message, your own interpretation.

I interviewed Veronica Roth recently and she said that you Theo, closely matched her vision of what she had written. Who would you say when you saw them in character for the first time matched what you imagined?

TJ: That’s a good question. I thought particularly with this the casting was really good, I know I’m supposed to say that. But I think these things can go one of two directions and I think A they made a really smart choice with Shai because she’s strong but then there’s an emotionality to her which is really endearing but not in a weak way it’s in a complex way. Then when I saw Miles I thought he was perfect for it because he’s not just a straight bad guy he has a complexity to him that you kind of like him a little bit as well. He’s not just this evil foil for making snarky remarks for Shai, he’s a more rounded character because he’s such a good actor and also because of good casting. Then Ray (Stevenson aka Marcus Eaton) was cool because he’s this big dude, he’s kind of dark, he’s like 6’5”.

Set Visit: 30 Things to Know About the Making of the Divergent Movie + 'Tipsy' Four Scene

Collider shared this awesome list compiled from their visit to the Divergent set. There are loads of interesting bits of info about the production of the movie, the cast, and more, plus a report of seeing the 'tipsy' Four scene being filmed, so check it out:

Wednesday 23 October 2013

MTV Interview: Veronica Roth See's Shailene Woodley, Theo James When She Re-Reads her Novels

Get More: Music News

MTV interviews "Allegiant" author Veronica Roth, who admits she struggles not picturing "Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James making out as she re-reads her books. This is part one of the chat and doesnt contain any spoilers. Part two is coming Monday and WILL feature spoilers.... (Vimeo version after the cut.)

VIDEO: Veronica Roth Appears on TODAY to Talk About ALLEGIANT

Earlier today, Veronica Roth spoke to TODAY’s Matt Lauer about the ending of the Divergent trilogy and the upcoming movie adaptation. She also answers a few questions fans tweeted in! Watch above.

Tuesday 22 October 2013

NEW Divergent Movie Stills + Fan Art Comp: Feature on the Official Movie Page

Here are some new Divergent stills, and some familiar ones now in Higher-Res. Check out Dauntless leader Max above! Plus we can make out some familiar initiates in the background. The images have been released as part of a new fan art competition: A chance to feature on the Official Divergent Movie Page.

"Dearest fans,
We are sharing 5 stills from Divergent to use for your fabulous fan art.
Create your artwork in PHOTO or GIF format and submit it by either:
1) uploading to our Submit form or
2) tagging it on Tumblr with #Divergent. 
We’ll select your art next week to be part of the DIVERGENT Tumblr page!"

More info and to download the images go HERE. See more stills after the cut.

Veronica Roth Answers DivergentLife's Question About the Ending of ALLEGIANT on NPR

Note: Don't listen if you want to avoid reviews until you finish the book.

Veronica Roth appeared on Here and Now radio show to promote Allegiant (released today) and was interviewed by host Robin, who also asked a question on behalf of! (Yay). Watch the video to hear Veronica answering our question.

After reading the EW review a few days earlier, we wanted to know the thought process behind writing the ending of the book (though we havent finished reading it yet!). Veronica replies that she always knew how she wanted the series to end. “I was sure of it from the very beginning, what would do justice to these characters and this story, and I feel very strongly that this is the best possible ending for this book,” Roth said. Veronica also says she will some day talk about how this was set up in each book. Watch to hear the full answer.
Thanks to Here & Now & @hereandnowrobin 

Veronica Roth's Midnight ALLEGIANT Release Video - Happy ALLEGIANT Release Day!

Veronica Roth recorded a video message for fans in which she reads the very first chapter of ALLEGIANT to celebrate the books official midnight release! We can't believe the day the Divergent trilogy ends is finally here! We're excited and sad all at the same time. Happy reading!

If you still neeed to get your copy,  you can order it on Amazon HERE

Monday 21 October 2013

VIDEO: Veronica Roth Talks ALLEGIANT, Leaked Copies, & More with Wall Street Journal

Bestselling author Veronica Roth talks to Wall Street Journal's Sara Murray about writing tips, leaked copies and the chaos of releasing the lastest and highly anticipated installment of her Divergent trilogy, "Allegiant." Only a few hours left before we get our hands on this book!

Veronica Roth ALLEGIANT Online Promo Schedule

The day has finally arrived! Tonight at midnight, ALLEGIANT will be officially released!

Here are a list of events to celebrate the release over the next few days that we can join in with. We'll update if more events are revealed.

Don't worry if you're too busy enjoying Veronica Roth's latest instalment, we'll be keeping the site up to date with all the latest news & recaps of the events.

Sunday 20 October 2013

NEW Divergent On-Set Interviews with Shailene Woodley & Ben Lamb - 'Tris' and 'Edward'

Fox 6 Now - Gino At The Movie's caught up with Divergent's Shailene Woodley & Ben Lamb (Dauntless initiates Tris and Edward) while filming the movie earlier this year to talk about their characters, the filming experience, and much more! Ben's interview takes place on a Dauntless train - and he's wearing Erudite clothes! Will we get to see him make a jump in the movie? Shailene's interview takes place inside what we believe is the Prior family's Abnegation home! Check out the videos below:

NEW ALLEGIANT Sneak Peek Quote!

Thanks to Google Play, we have another sneak peek inside ALLEGIANT, which is now only ONE MORE DAY AWAY! This time tomorrow we will be counting down to the midnight release.

What can this lie be? Is it to do with the big revelation at the end of Insurgent? We'll find out soon enough.

Previous quotes:
Quote 1 - Tris | Quote 2 - Four | Quote 3 - Four | Quote 4 | Quote 5 | 8 Quotes from iBooks Sample

Allegiant is out October 22, and you can pre-order it HERE 

Friday 18 October 2013

Veronica Roth on What Makes Allegiant Different, Writing as a Teen, & More

First up,  Divergent series author Veronica Roth chats about one of her favorite books with Google Play, followed by a totally sweet interview with the authors mom, & Veronica herself. The pair talk about her writing as a teen, and even share some childhood pictures! Aw.
Further down, Veronica talks about her latest book, Allegiant (out next tuesday), the Divergent movie, and more. Check it out after the cut:

Pictures, Video, & Interview: Miles Teller Talks 'Divergent', Auditioning for 'Peter', & More

Miles Teller is busy promoting his new movie 'That Awkward Moment', and in his latest interviews, he talks briefly about his role as Peter in 'Divergent', and about the buzz surrounding the movie.

There's also a gallery below featuring photo's from a fan Q&A with Awkward Moment co-stars Zac Efron & Michael B Jordan, and official portrait pictures.

Check it all out after the cut:

Thursday 17 October 2013

First Look at Entertainment Weekly's Review of ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth

Spoiler warning! If you're trying to avoid finding out about anything that happens in Allegiant before the release date on 22nd of October, you may want to look away now.

<-- Click the image to read the review!

Entertainment Weekly has published the first review of the third and final book in the Divergent trilogy by author Veronica Roth! Click the image to see what they have to say! There are some pretty shocking revelations about what to expect! And we cant wait!

Pick up your copy of Entertainment Weekly on newsstands tomorrow.

Thanks to Clairlaluna

Wednesday 16 October 2013

B-ROLL VIDEO: 12 Minutes of Behind the Scenes Footage from the Divergent Movie!

UPDATE: So it turns out this footage wasn't actually 'officially' released after all!

The videos have now been taken down by Summit, and we've had to remove the images too, but don't despair, it will likely be released for real at a later date, in one form or another. Think of this as having had a very lucky early look!

If you haven't seen them already, check out the previously posted behind-the-scenes videos:

Divergent 'Factions' Featurette
Divergent 'Taking a Stand' Featurette

Tuesday 15 October 2013

10 Reasons Why We Cant Wait for ALLEGIANT!

In honor of passing the 1 week mark in the countdown to ALLEGIANT, here are 10 reasons why we cant wait for the final book in the Divergent trilogy!
Note: May be spoilerish if you haven't read Divergent/Insurgent 

Monday 14 October 2013

VIDEO: Veronica Roth Talks About the Divergent Series, Character Choices, Visiting the Movie Set, & More

Divergent author Veronica Roth has a new message for fans. In the video she talks about the decisions made by Tris, Marcus Eaton refusing to die, Caleb Prior's shock choices, Allegiant, & visiting the Divergent movie set.

Saturday 12 October 2013

Divergent Author Veronica Roth Featured in Michigan Avenue Magazine (Oct 2013)

Veronica Roth is featured in the October issue of Michigan Avenue. The author reveals she is taking up new hobbies and where she loves to write:

Veronica Roth wants to learn to cook.

“When I became an adult, I realized that I had never developed hobbies,” says the 25-year-old Edgewater resident. “I’m trying to learn a few things.”

Roth hasn’t exactly been slacking— the Northwestern University grad has already carved a wildly successful career out of her passion for writing, selling more than four million copies of the first two books in her young adult fiction series, Divergent, which has enjoyed an impressive run on The New York Times best-seller list. The trilogy, which follows 16-year-old Beatrice “Tris” Prior in a futuristic Chicago, will culminate with the October 22 release of the final novel, Allegiant.

“With the first book, Divergent, I just sat down and started to go; I wrote pieces from the middle and then worked back to the beginning,” says Roth, who writes every day. “With the second and third books, I had to learn how to out-line because the books became complicated. Allegiant was totally outlined before I wrote it.”

NEW Look at Dauntless Four & Tris - Life-size Cardboard Versions in NYC!

Lucky fan @aurorasky14 poses with these 2D life-size cardboard versions of Divergent's Four and Tris in the HarperCollins booth at NY Comic Con! What do you think about this look for the Dauntless pair? We think they're pretty bad-ass and can we please have our own versions.

Ansel Elgort Livestream Q&A: Carrie Movie Special

If you didn't already know, Divergent's Ansel Elgort stars in the new 'Carrie' movie being released this month (click HERE for worldwide release dates). Ansel couldn't make the premiere for the movie so hosted his third live-stream Q&A for fans in honor of the premiere instead! There are plenty of Divergent & TFIOS mentions too. Watch the video below:

Video Credit

Divergent Movie Stills of Caleb, Tris, & Peter - Now in Better Quality

These stills from the Divergent movie first featured in Teen Vogue last month. Here they are now in bigger and better quality. Check them out full size after the cut:

Friday 11 October 2013

Veronica Roth Will Read the First Chapter of ALLEGIANT - 11:59PM October 21

To celebrate the release of ALLEGIANT, author Veronica Roth will read the first chapter to fans! Exciting! We'll definitely be watching this, while staring anxiously at our Kindle.. 

"At 11:59 p.m. on October 21, the Divergent Tumblr Web site will broadcast a pre-taped video of Roth reading the very short first chapter (“a little taste,” she said). During the segment, which she plans to tape in her home office, she will talk from the cushy yellow chair where she takes breaks, not from the treadmill desk where she writes on her PC laptop while walking “really, really slowly,” she said."
(We're assuming this is ET timezone for now..)

Link: Watch Veronica Read the First Chapter Here: 11:59pm Oct 21

Those first three pages are told from Tris’s point of view. “I wanted to start the last of the series with her voice,” Roth said. But then Four gets a turn. “They’re mostly alternating by chapter, but not exclusively,” she said. Fans can expect the characters’ relationship to develop. “In the other books, they haven’t really gotten the chance to get much closer because they’ve just been running around all the time,” she said.

Veronica Roth + Surprise Film Guest in NYC:
Roth will be lying low during the midnight release, and isn’t exactly sure what she will be doing: “Probably getting ready for bed?” She’ll need her rest: later the next day she is appearing in person before an audience of 800 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, with a surprise guest from the film Divergent, hitting theaters March, 2014.

Appearing on TODAY show:
Then on October 23, she will appear on Today. “We see this as the publishing event of the year,” said Lauren Flower, director of integrated marketing for HarperCollins Children’s Books. 


NEW Divergent Still Featured in ELLE Magazine (November 2013 Issue) - Scan

Here is a new image from the Divergent movie featuring Tris and Four! (LQ for now). It seems to be from the moment after Tris jumps into Dauntless HQ for the first time. First jumper!

The still appears in the November 2013 issue of ELLE magazine.

Yesterday we posted the cover of the new 'Women in Hollywood' issue featuring Shailene. Head there to read the updated full feature & see the full scan featuring the new still.

The caption for the picture reads:  
"Tris had this opportunity to become brave and courageous, but it wasn't by choice, it was by force. I think the really profound thing about her is her selflessness."    .

Thursday 10 October 2013

Shailene Woodley Featured in ELLE Magazine - November 2013 Issue

For the twentieth year in a row, ELLE dives deep into the careers of the most talented names in film for their annual Women in Hollywood Issue, in which Divergent star Shailene Woodley features:

Shailene Woodley, on staying true to herself in Hollywood: "There's nothing like walking into a meeting and people expecting me to shake hands, and you hug them. For me, a hug is to disregard all of that bullshit and be like, This is me, Shai. This is who I am. Now let's talk about real situations. Let's not talk about all this surface-level stuff."

Shailene Woodley, on the next five years: "I'm so young, and I'm single, and I just want to drift. I'm just going to be a drifter. I want to do something totally different before Insurgent [the second film in the Divergent trilogy]. Maybe I'll work in a tea shop. Or live in Amsterdam. Or be a nanny. Life experience only helps us as actors. I need new experiences to draw upon."

Be sure to pick up your issue of ELLE on newsstands October 22!
Update: Read the full feature after the cut:

Wednesday 9 October 2013

VIDEO: Veronica Roth Returns to her Former School to Talk 'Divergent' & More

Ahead of the much anticipated release of Allegiant, New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth returned to her former school Thursday, Oct. 3 to inspire future writers. Above, BHS-TV student Peter Chung interviews the BHS Alumna Veronica about High School, reading, factions, and more. Read about the rest of her appearance after the cut:

Feature Profile: Veronica Roth Builds Her Dystopian Empire + How to Create a YA Phenomenon

This weeks New York Magazine examines the fast-growing young adult lit genre, including a profile of author Divergent Veronica Roth and a nine-step plan for creating the next teen franchise.

Chasing Katniss: Veronica Roth Builds Her Dystopian Empire 

On March 31, 2010, 21-year-old ­Veronica Roth wrote a blog post titled “You + $$$ = ?” Roth was a creative-­writing major at Northwestern who planned to support herself as a proof­reader after graduation. The exercise on her frequently updated blog was about imagining success: What would she do if she suddenly had the resources of ­Stephenie Meyer or J. K. Row­ling? Roth’s answers were unapologetically practical—buy a house in Wisconsin, invest, donate to charity—and her wildest dream involved jumping into a pool of mini-marshmallows.

Mostly, the aspiring young-adult author just wanted to work. “Day jobs? Pshh. Who needs them? If I could set up a nice little room in which I could write all day and supply myself with infinite tea, I’d be pretty much good.”

Thursday 3 October 2013

NEW Divergent Book Takes You Inside the Movie - 'Inside Divergent: The Initiate's World' - Out 11 Feb 2014

Another new awesome book announcement! We'll be getting an inside look at the movie adaptation of our favorite series:

From HarperTeen
"Illustrated with more than 150 photographs—many never before seen—this eye-catching volume takes you inside the film version of Divergent where you'll relive the electrifying story of Tris, Four, and all of the other characters from their world. Unforgettable scenes, such as the Choosing Ceremony and Ferris wheel, are included." On Sale: 2/11/2014; Format: Paperback, eBook. Pages: 144. Available to pre-order now.

Related: 'Divergent' Official Illustrated Movie Companion - Out March 4 2014 
Related: 'Divergent' Novel: Movie Tie-In Edition - Out 11 Feb 2014

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Divergent Novel: Movie Tie-In Edition Available to Pre-Order - Out 11 Feb 2014

The movie tie-in edition of Divergent will be released February 11 next year, just over a month before the movie hits theaters!

Fans of the series are definitely going to want to get their hands on this. Hardcover & paperback versions are listed.

For those unfamiliar with movie tie-in editions, they are books rereleased with new redesigned covers using images from the movie.

Pre-Order Links:
Amazon US: Paperback | Hardcover
Amazon UK: Paperback | Hardcover
Barnes & Noble: Paperback | Hardcover
Indigo: Paperback 

Related: Divergent Official Illustrated Movie Companion available to pre-order - Out March 4 2014