Tuesday 17 December 2013

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!

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