Thursday 19 December 2013

American Library Association Features NEW Poster of TRIS Reading the DIVERGENT Book

The American Library Association Features this new image on a DIVERGENT 'Read' Poster.

To encourage reading, it shows Shailene Woodley as 'Tris' reading the DIVERGENT book, with the faction symbols behind her.

The size is 22” x 34”and available to purchase for $18.00.

We think its pretty cool and we'd love to get our hands on it. You can order it HERE. (US only).
Race you to the checkout.

Forbes: 'DIVERGENT' is the Second Most Buzzed About 2014 Movie

According to social media research firm Fizziology, DIVERGENT is the second most buzzed about movie online, after Fast & Furious 7. This is good news because the more interest and support gained for the movie, the more chance we'll get to see sequels made.

Forbes: "Divergent is the second most buzzed about 2014 film on social media. Based on the best-selling young adult series by Veronica Roth, the first Divergent film hits theaters in March. A trailer for the film showed with Catching Fire, which has grossed $732 million to date. If the same fan base turns out for Divergent, it could be a huge hit. While other young adult adaptations have faltered (Beautiful Creatures, Ender’s Game), many believe Divergent has the best chance of being the next Hunger Games."

DIVERGENT is also #5 on Fandango's Most Anticipated 2014 Movie's list.

Fandango Gets a Sneak Peek at Divergent with Neil Burger + Ellie Goulding to Feature on Soundtrack

Fandango got the chance to chat with DIVERGENT director Neil Burger and visit the editing bay in Los Angeles, where the team is still hard at work finishing the movie! In this report, they describe how 3 vital scenes are shaping up, and Neil's thoughts on various points, such as the romance, the casting of Four, Shailene Woodley and more. Neil also mentions that Ellie Goulding is set to provide music for the movie. Check it out after the cut:

Photos & Video: Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley Talk 'Breaking Rules' in The Hollywood Reporter

Divergent stars Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley talk about 'breaking rules' to The Hollywood Reporter, while promoting The Spectacular Now movie they both co-star in. See one more picture and watch the behind the scenes video after the cut (& check out those dance moves!):

Hans Zimmer Working on a Female Superhero Theme for ‘Divergent’

Lionsgate president of production reveals Hans Zimmer is planning a superhero theme for Tris, for the Divergent movie. We previously reported that JunieXL was creating the Divergent score, with Zimmer as executive producer.

For those that don't know, Hans Zimmer is a multiple award winning film composer and music producer.

He has composed music for over 100 films, including film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), The Thin Red Line (1998), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), and Inception (2010).

From Hypable: "A new interview with Summit brass about Neil Burger not directing the Divergent sequel Insurgent reveals that Hans Zimmer is planning a superhero theme for Tris.

Wednesday 18 December 2013

WATCH: First DIVERGENT Movie Clip - Featuring HOT Scene Between FOUR & TRIS

Today is another epic day in the life of a Divergent fan. Check the very first DIVERGENT movie clip, via Yahoo Movies! It features a sizzling scene between Four and Tris, in which he reveals his tattooes and the meaning behind them, followed by a kiss! We can practically taste the chemistry. More after the cut:

Shailene Woodley Interview Featured in 'Total Film' Magazine + New TRIS Still on Cover

Divergent star Shailene Woodley 'Tris' features on the subscribers only special cover for February 2014 issue of Total Film magazine.

She'll certainly be our hero of 2014!

The still is slightly different to similar stills we've seen before. This cover is only available if you are a subscriber, but the article is available in all editions of the magazine. It''ll be on sale Friday.

The magazine also features an interview with Shailene that took place back when she visited the UK in November. We've transcribed it below, or check out the scans:

Tuesday 17 December 2013

First DIVERGENT Movie Clip Will Be Revealed Tomorrow - Watch a Teaser!

OUR FIRST PROPER CLIP. It's happening. Tomorrow. On Entertainment Tonight. Tune in, and bring your feels. (Usually airs 7PM ET most areas.) Yahoo! Movies will thankfully post it online at around 9PM ET/6PM PT. (Meaning those that miss it or are in different countries will be able to see it in good quality rather than the usual recording of a TV screen. Yay!) And of course, we'll then post it here. For now, watch a teaser video above!! (Or the instagram version below.) The music featured is Ellie Goulding’s “Don’t Say a Word.” We don't know if the actual clip tomorrow will feature any if these scenes or it'll be different, we'll have to wait and see!

Schedule Conflicts Means DIVERGENT Director Neil Burger Wont Be Directing the Sequel, Will Stay As On Exec Producer

We were all a little disappointed yesterday when we heard DIVERGENT director Neil wouldnt be staying on for the sequel 'Insurgent', we've got to know him and he's a loved member of the Divergent family and we wondered what it could mean. Well now we have an official statement to clear it all up!

OFFICIAL Summit statement: "Neil Burger is a rock star and he is doing a fantastic job on Divergent. We can't wait for you to see the film. But as amazing as Neil is he still cannot be in two places at once and thus needs to finish post production on Divergent while we gear up to start production on Insurgent.  So, although Neil will continue on as part of our Divergent family as an executive producer, we sadly have to find another director for the next chapter in Veronica Roth's fantastic series - Summit Entertainment."

So while we will miss Neil, at least he will be sticking around in some form. And more excitingly, 'Insurgent' production is gearing up! That doesn't mean filming will begin straight away of course, pre-production starts months ahead and includes overseeing everything from location scouting, wardrobe department, to casting etc etc. We look forward to finding out which director will be joining the team next!

INSURGENT & ALLEGIANT Get Scheduled Movie Release Dates! MARCH 2015 & 2016

BIG news! You can now mark your calendars with the expected release dates for the 'Insurgent' & 'Allegiant' movies!

Here are the dates so far:

Insurgent:  MARCH 20TH 2015
Allegiant: MARCH 18 2016.

With the 'Divergent' movie being released next March 21st next year, March is shaping up to be our favorite month of the year.

Hypable reports: "Summit has confirmed that the third and final book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy titled Allegiant is set for a March 18, 2016 theatrical release.
It’s worth noting that this is not Allegiant, Part 1. In other words, there are no plans (right now) to split the final book into two movies like they and parent studio Lionsgate did for YA titans Twilight and The Hunger Games. A release date for the Allegiant movie shows the studio’s confidence in the first movie being a hit when it arrives in theaters early next year. It stars Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four. Divergent will hit theaters March 21, 2014, and Insurgent is set for March 20, 2015. Brian Duffield is currently writing the screenplay for the latter.

Saturday 14 December 2013

Author Veronica Roth Speaks Out About the Shock Twist in ALLEGIANT, Movie Casting & More

Sugarscape chats with DIVERGENT author Veronica Roth about the final book in the trilogy, ALLEGIANT, how the fan have reacted to the shock twist-and the reasons behind it, and how the plot came about. There are tons of SPOILERS so we've put the interview after the cut:

Friday 13 December 2013

'FOUR: A Divergent Collection' Out JULY 8th 2014 - Pre-Order Links, & Story Summaries

We recently posted that the remaining 'Four' POV Divergent novellas had been postponed until July next year. We now have the exact release date, the summaries for the remaining stories, and current pre-order links - which we'll update as more become available. The first of the stories 'The Transfer' has already been released so we've just included the final separate 3 and the bind-up edition below.

New DIVERGENT Movie On-Set Interviews & Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek

StarWatch takes us behind the scenes on the set of the DIVERGENT movie, and chats to some of the cast members including Shailene Woodley. There's a glimpse of recognizable scenes being filmed and a look around some of the awesome sets. Check it out above. (Via)

Thursday 12 December 2013



Check out this new DIVERGENT movie still with Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) sharing a moment after jumping onto the moving train - all in HQ goodness. Click for full size.

 Source: Summit Entertainment | Via

Wednesday 11 December 2013

'Four' POV Novella's Delayed - Will Now be Released JULY 2014 as FOUR: A DIVERGENT Collection

Veronica Roth recently announced that there has been a change of plan with the 'Four' POV Divergent novellas. Instead of being released on the previously announced dates, the stories will now be made longer and released ALL TOGETHER in July next year. (The plan was to include the 'Free Four' excerpt too, so we assume this is still the case.) For more information read the announcement from Veronica below. 

Veronica Roth: All right, so it’s good news/bad news time.
Everyone always wants the bad news first, so here goes.

Bad News: the three remaining stories from Four’s perspective that I’ve been working on, which were supposed to come out later this year/early next year, have been delayed until July 2014. They’ll be bundled together and sold as a hardcover under the title Four: A Divergent Collection, with some fun extra content, and at that time they will also be released as separate e-stories (so, if you’ve already bought the first one, “The Transfer,” you don’t have to pay again for it in a collection if you don’t want to).

If you are asking, incredulously, “why, Veronica? Why must you do this to us?!" My answer is: the stories turned out much meatier and more substantial than I was originally anticipating when I started them. There’s just so much going on—Tobias’s reunion with his mother, his growing disillusionment with the faction system, and some of his early moments with Tris, to name a few. So I just really, really need more time to get them right. I know it sucks, but I am sure that this extra time will result in better work and better stories for everyone to read.

Okay. Good News:
-If you already pre-ordered the second story, “The Initiate,” your pre-order will not be canceled. It will just take a little longer for you to get it.
-The stories are long. As in, they’re about seventy pages each, so if you add them together you get about 280 pages of Tobias’s story. Which is as long as some novels. So there’s more to read!
-The price for the e-stories will not change, even though they’re longer than anticipated.
-The stories will be better in July than they would have been if they had come out this winter, because I’m going to work my butt off to make them that way!
Which is what I’m off to do right now, actually.  <3,V

Sunday 8 December 2013

DIVERGENT in Capricho Magazine (Brasil): Scans, Interview, + Uncropped BTS Still With Theo & Shailene

DIVERGENT movie is featured in the latest issue of Brazilian Capricho magazine, including an interview with Shailene Woodley (Tris) and Theo James (Four). Check it out translated below. Above is a larger version of a behind the scenes still we've seen before (HERE), the previous cropped version didn't feature Theo James. Another still is featured below in a slightly larger size.

Thursday 5 December 2013

DIVERGENT Movie: Behind the Scenes Photos & Set Visit Featured in Sci Fi Magazine

Check out these new behind the scenes photos from the set of DIVERGENT featured in the latest issue of Sci-Fi magazine, and read the write up below which includes a chat with Producer Douglas Wick, production designer Andy Nicholson. In the next issue, the magazine will feature interviews with Shailene, Theo, Neil Burger, and more.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

ALLEGIANT Wins in Goodreads Choice Awards 2013

Allegiant wins 'Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction' in Goodreads Choice Awards 2013! Allegiant beat off some pretty strong competition in the category, including Clockwork Princess which was a close second at 34,727 votes. Allegiant finished at 36,157 votes, which was nearly 3 times as many as the third place book (12,523).

The Divergent series has taken over this category for the last few years. Divergent won the award in 2011, and Insurgent won in 2012. Congratulations to author Veronica Roth and well done to everyone who voted!

Monday 2 December 2013

Shailene Woodley Attends the Gotham Awards 2013

Shailene Woodley looked amazing as she attended the Gotham Awards 2013 in NYC tonight. Below is an interview that took place on the red carpet livestream, and video of the Calvin Klein 'Spotlight on Women Filmmakers' Live the Dream Award & Grant she presented. Note: The livestream audio is a little out of sync. Shailene was also nominated for Best Actress for her role in 'The Spectacular Now' (The award was later won by Brie Larson).

DIVERGENT Movie Still Featuring Amy Newbold & Christian Madsen as 'Molly' & 'Al' - Now Full Size & HQ

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We saw a part of these stills featuring cruel Dauntless initiate 'Molly' & kind-hearted 'Al' in the sneak peek look at new book 'Inside Divergent: The Initiates World' a few days ago, now here they are in full size and high quality (click for bigger). Molly looks pretty fierce. Not sure we'd be brave enough to face Molly in a fight. Al seems to be hanging out in the knife throwing training area. Or possibly being used as target practice.. Thanks to Gossipgyal