Thursday, 30 January 2014

Theo James Share's His and Shailene's Thoughts on ALLEGIANT's Ending (Divergent Book 3)

Divergent star Theo James (Four) and shares his and Shailene Woodley's thoughts on Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy. WARNING: Big spoilers ahead! Read after the cut:

Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow, Theo James says: “The whole concept of selflessness runs through the entire series so the most natural way for her story to end seemed to be self-sacrifice. And there’s this whole crossover with the big Jesus, which you see a little bit with this sense of Abnegation and giving yourself for the greater good,” he continues. “I thought it was the most natural ending.”

But what about Shailene Woodley?

“She liked it in a way,” he tells us. “Again it felt natural to her in terms of the story arc of the character. In the second book [Insurgent] she’s constantly sacrificing herself to the point where my character [Four] is getting deeply frustrated by it and says, ‘Do you not have any value for your own life, or the people that care for you?’ and she says ‘It’s not about that.’ But if it’s going that way in the second book you feel that it’s probably gonna end up that way.”

There’s currently plans to adapt all 3 books, with the sequels coming out in March 2015 and 2016. The quick turnaround means that Divergent director Neil Burger won’t be able to helm the sequel, Insurgent, so the search is on. Meanwhile, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman has been hired to rewrite the sequel’s script. He has plenty of experience adapting novels for the big screen, having worked on The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, as well as co-writing Cinderella Man, I Am Legend, and I, Robot.    

(Thanks SayItAgainTris for the tip)

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