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Fox options Divergent author Veronica Roth’s short story Inertia for feature adaptation

20 November 2016 7:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has optioned the rights to Inertia, a short story from Divergent author Veronica Roth, which is being adapted as a feature film by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill, the production company behind Ya adaptations The Twilight Saga, The Maze Runner and The Fault in Our Stars.

The short story, which was published last year in the anthology Summer Days & Summer Nights, takes place in the near future where technology allows for ‘last visitations’, “a process in which a person can be connected to the consciousness of another nearing death. When Claire’s estranged best friend Matt is left in critical condition after a terrible car accident, she unexpectedly learns he’s requested their two minds be connected before he passes. Together they revisit their shared past, reliving the highs and lows of their relationship, and make new discoveries about the future they might have shared. »

- Gary Collinson

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Fox 2000 Buys ‘Divergent’ Author Veronica Roth’s ‘Inertia’

16 November 2016 5:29 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: In a pre-emptive deal, Fox 2000 has optioned the rights to Divergent author Veronica Roth’s latest short story, Inertia. Temple Hill partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce with Pouya Shahbazian. The short story was published last spring in the Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin anthology Summer Days & Summer Nights. Greg Mooradian and Nikki Ramey will oversee the project for the studio. The story blends elements of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind… »

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Miles Teller Weighs In On Divergent Future: No One Has Called Me About It

3 November 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Where in the world is Divergent? It was reported in July that Lionsgate was looking into possibly making the last film in the series for TV with the aim of launching a television show based on Veronica Roth's books. At the time, it was also reported that Shailene Woodley and her co-stars would appear in the TV production, which would also include introducing new characters. Miles Teller, who starred in the franchise as Peter, says he has yet to hear from the studio. "I have not talked to anyone," he told me last night at the premiere of his new real-life boxing drama Bleed For This (in theaters Nov. 18). "We haven't filmed one in like a year and a half...My phone's not ringing for »

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Newswire: Divergent star Shailene Woodley won’t be following the series to TV

8 September 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The tides finally began to turn against big-budget adaptations of post-apocalyptic Ya novels earlier this summer when Lionsgate reportedly scrapped its plan to make a big-screen version of Ascendant—the final book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. The previous film, Allegiant, was relatively well-received, but it failed to live up to the impossible box-office benchmark established by the Hunger Games movies. Because of this, Lionsgate decided to finish up the series with a TV movie and possible ongoing TV series, which would at least give it a chance to finish the story without having to pay for all of that expensive movie stuff like film reels, those trailers with the glittery star on the door, and—as it turns out—big-name actors.

That last bit is probably going to be a little harder on Lionsgate than anticipated, as series star Shailene Woodley has now revealed that she’s not »

- Sam Barsanti

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Allegiant Blu Ray Review

1 September 2016 12:54 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Allegiant Lionsgate Director: Robert Schwentke Writers: Noah Oppenheim, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Veronica Roth Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Jeff Daniels, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Bill Skarsgård Running Time: 121 Min Rated: PG-13 (Violence) Special Features: 6 Featurettes; Audio Commentary with Producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher Available On Blu-Ray: July 12 The third installment of the Divergent series. Hold your horses, there’s still one more left. Tris (Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars ) and Four (Theo James, Underworld: Awakening) are leading a team consisting of Caleb (Ansel Elgort, Carrie reboot), Christina (Zoë KravitzMad Max: Fury Road ), Tori (Maggie Q,  [ Read More ]

The post Allegiant Blu Ray Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Divergent: Shailene Woodley will return if it's a movie

4 August 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Shailene Woodley has left the door open to her making the final Divergent movie...

Last week, Shailene Woodley had become the latest to cast doubt on whether she'd make the jump from the big screen Divergent movies to the planned television finale for the films. As things stand, Ascendant - the planned fourth movie, and in theory the end of the box set - is now a TV project, with the aim of it kicking off a television series. Woodley had said that "I’m not necessarily interested in doing a television show".

In a new appearance on the Today show in the Us, Woodley has clarified her comments, and has held the door open to a return in Ascendant. "Well, I mean, if it's a movie", she said, adding that "they haven't finalised any decisions, so it's actually a moot point to talk about it now, »

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‘Divergent’ Series Final Installment Might Skip Theaters In Favor Of TV Movie, Spinoff Series

22 July 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Divergent series, based on Veronica Roth‘s best-selling dystopian young adult series, might not get a wide release for its final film – The Divergent Series: Ascendant. Divergent Finale Lionsgate is planning to conclude the Divergent series with a television movie, and follow it up with a spinoff series, reported Variety. The studio apparently hopes […]

The post ‘Divergent’ Series Final Installment Might Skip Theaters In Favor Of TV Movie, Spinoff Series appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Divergent: Movie Franchise to Wrap with TV Movie, Spin-Off Series

21 July 2016 8:19 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

From the big screen to the small screen. Variety reports the Divergent film franchise will wrap up with a TV movie and spin-off series.Based on the book series by Veronica Roth, Divergent stars Shailene Woodley as Beatrice Prior, a young woman who lives in a dystopian society split into factions. The cast also includes Theo James, Ashley Judd, Ray Stevenson, and Ansel Elgort.Read More… »

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The Divergent Series Is Set To Move From Cinema To TV

21 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In a move that is divisive, at best, Lionsgate is reportedly seeking to alter their plan for The Divergent Series of films, by moving the franchise to television. In a new approach, the story would wrap up with a TV movie, and segue into a spin-off episodic drama series. The change in planning is in response to the lower than expected box office performance of the third franchise instalment, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, as well as diminishing returns in terms of critical response for the entire series.

The story is set in a dystopian world, where people are essentially destined to be part of distinct factions based upon their personal virtues. The lead character is Tris Prior, who discovers that she is Divergent, and that a conspiracy exists to destroy all those that share that label. Adapted from the Young Adult fiction novel series by author Veronica Roth, The Divergent »

- Sarah Myles

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Lionsgate pulls The Divergent Series: Ascendant from theatrical release, will go straight to TV

21 July 2016 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following a less than impressive box office haul of $179.2 million for the third instalment Allegiant, Lionsgate has decided to pull the concluding chapter of The Divergent Series from its theatrical schedule, and will instead wrap up the franchise with a TV movie.

At this point, it’s unknown whether Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort and company will reprise their roles for Ascendant, which was initially slated to hit cinemas on June 9th 2017. Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline) is attached to direct the concluding chapter, but again Lionsgate has declined to comment on his continued involvement.

The series – adapted from Veronica Roth’s Ya novels – launched in 2014 with Divergent, which grossed $288.9 million worldwide, while the second movie The Divergent Series: Insurgent, earned $297.3 million in 2015. However, the franchise was unable to replicate the success of Lionsgate’s other Ya franchises such as Twilight and The Hunger Games.

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- Gary Collinson

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Final Divergent Movie Will Skip Theaters and Debut on TV Instead

20 July 2016 4:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a very surprising move, it has been announced that Lionsgate is planning to forgo a theatrical release for The Divergent Series: Ascendant, the fourth and final movie in the series. It will instead air on TV as a telemovie. This will then lead directly into a new spinoff series currently being developed by Lionsgate.

Lionsgate refuses to comment on these plans at this time, with Variety uncovering this news about the sci-fi saga's future. Negotiations are only in the very early stages. An individual with first hand knowledge of the situation claims it is in Lionsgate's best interests to bring in a lower budget finale that wraps everything up on the small screen.

Ascendent was set to open on June 9, 2017. It will instead debut at a different date. The finale will segue into what is being called a 'standalone' TV series that is set in the same post-apocalyptic world. »

- MovieWeb

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Final Divergent Movie May Ditch Theaters for TV Movie and New Series

20 July 2016 4:05 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well this is new! The final film in the Divergent series may not be coming to theaters after all, and will instead be heading to TV. According to Variety, Ascendant may actually be turned into a TV movie, which will then be followed by a standalone TV series set in the same world as the movies. The film, which would star Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort, was originally going to start shooting this summer and was slated to premiere in June 2017, but sources told Variety that Lionsgate is reconsidering after the third movie, Allegiant, didn't perform as well at the box office as the first two films. The series is based on the Divergent series of books, written by Veronica Roth, »

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‘The Divergent Series: Ascendant’ To Be Launched As TV Movie, Will Skip Theatrical Release

20 July 2016 3:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“The Divergent Series: Ascendant” is set to be released in theaters in June of 2017, but according to a new report from Variety, that might not be the case anymore. It seems that Lionsgate is now planning to wrap up the “Divergent Series” with a TV movie and a spinoff series.

No deals have been made yet and negotiations are in the early stages, though the studio is getting ready to pitch the project to networks. A source told Variety that Lionsgate’s television group will handle the production.

Shooting for the fourth and final film was set to begin this summer, but that was before the last movie, “Allegiant,” was a box office disaster and caused the team to rethink its strategy.

Read More: ‘Allegiant’: Lionsgate CEO Says the Newest ‘Divergent’ Movie Was ‘Rushed’

The studio hopes to finalize the Veronica Roth-created franchise by having a TV movie »

- Liz Calvario

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The Divergent Series: Ascendant is Moving to the Small Screen

20 July 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Divergent Series movie franchise has hit a wall, as Lionsgate is planning on nixing the feature film in favor of a more budget-friendly TV movie that will lead to much more.  Come inside for more information.

Originally set to hit theaters next summer, the final film of The Divergent Series, Ascendant, may actually become a TV movie, according to an exclusive report by Variety.  While that would usually be a death sentence for a franchise, Lionsgate isn't necessarily done with the intellectual property.

Variety reports that Lionsgate's plans are to release Ascendant on the small screen, introducing a new group, and having those characters be the focal point of a spin-off either on a network or a streaming service.  Whether or not stars like Shailene Woodley or Theo James would return remains to be seen.

As of now, the plan is in its early stages so many directions could be taken but, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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‘Divergent’ Finale to Skip Theaters, Launch as a TV Movie and Spinoff Series (Exclusive)

20 July 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lionsgate is planning to wrap up the “Divergent Series” with a television movie and a spinoff series, Variety has learned.

Negotiations are in the early stages, but instead of having “The Divergent Series: Ascendant” open in theaters next year, the studio wants to wrap up the film series on the small screen, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. That would then segue into a standalone television series set in the same post-apocalyptic world.

The first two “Divergent” films were box office hits, but the most recent chapter, “Allegiant,” stumbled when it hit theaters last spring. The fourth and final film, “Ascendant,” was originally scheduled to debut in June 2017, when it would have squared off against “World War Z 2” and a reboot of “The Mummy.” The studio initially planned to start shooting this summer in Atlanta, before “Allegiant’s” box office performance caused them to rethink that strategy.

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- Brent Lang

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‘Divergent’ Finale to Skip Theaters, Launch as a TV Movie and Spinoff Series (Exclusive)

20 July 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is planning to wrap up the “Divergent Series” with a television movie and a spinoff series, Variety has learned.

Negotiations are in the early stages, but instead of having “The Divergent Series: Ascendant” open in theaters next year, the studio wants to wrap up the film series on the small screen, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. That would then segue into a standalone television series set in the same post-apocalyptic world.

The first two “Divergent” films were box office hits, but the most recent chapter, “Allegiant,” stumbled when it hit theaters last spring. The fourth and final film, “Ascendant,” was originally scheduled to debut in June 2017, when it would have squared off against “World War Z 2” and a reboot of “The Mummy.” The studio initially planned to start shooting this summer in Atlanta, before “Allegiant’s” box office performance caused them to rethink that strategy. »

- Brent Lang

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant On Digital HD Today

21 June 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Today’s the day! Bring home the third exciting installment of the Divergent franchise. See Tris and Four back in action as they risk everything to save their world now that Lionsgate’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant is available On Digital HD!

Tris and Four risk everything to save their world in the third installment of the worldwide hit franchise when The Divergent Series: Allegiant arrives on Digital HD on June 21 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), and On Demand July 12 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label.

Directed by Robert Schwentke (The Divergent Series: Insurgent), written for the screen by Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner) and Adam Cooper (Exodus: Gods and Kings) & Bill Collage (Exodus: Gods and Kings), and based on the novel by Veronica RothThe Divergent Series: Allegiant stars »

- Tom Stockman

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Lionsgate Concedes They Rushed The Divergent Series: Allegiant: “We Wanted To Hit A Date”

27 May 2016 12:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Reflecting on the accelerated production timeline of The Divergent Series, which is now primed for its swan song with next year’s Ascendant, Lionsgate has fessed up to rushing Robert Schwentke’s Allegiant out the gate in order to ensure the threequel landed in a similar March release window to that of its two predecessors.

Middling reviews – including our own – really painted the picture for the studio’s top brass, and in a frank assessment of the Divergent franchise, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer conceded that, “maybe we rushed the third movie a bit instead of taking our time with it. We wanted to hit a date.”

Sticking to a similarly annual rollout to that of The Hunger Games – only with a fraction of the box office returns – the writing was on the wall for Allegiant when the sci-fi sequel pulled in a meagre $70 million on home turf. For comparison sake, »

- Michael Briers

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Lionsgate CEO Admits They ‘Rushed’ Franchise Film ‘Allegiant': ‘We Wanted to Hit a Date’

26 May 2016 7:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lionsgate executives admitted Thursday that perhaps the studio “rushed” the disappointing Ya sequel “Allegiant” movie into theaters. “Maybe we rushed the third movie a bit instead of taking our time with it,” CEO Jon Feltheimer said during Thurday’s conference call to Wall Street analysts. “We wanted to hit a date.” The box office and critical results for the film, the third in a series starring Shailene Woodley and based on Veronica Roth‘s dystopian young-adult best-sellers, reflected exactly that. The movie grossed just $66 million domestically, less than half what “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” had the year before. The company posted lackluster fiscal. »

- Tony Maglio

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

14 May 2016 3:55 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Lionsgate has formally announced that The Divergent Series: Allegiant, the third of four films in the Divergent Series film universe, will first be available to own at home on June 21st exclusively on Digital HD. The Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD versions are scheduled for release on July 12th.

Additionally, Lionsgate is beefing up their 4K Uhd catalog by also releasing the original Divergent and its sequel, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, on the new 4K format day-and-date with The Divergent Series: Allegiant.

Robert Schwentke directs The Divergent Series: Allegiant with Shailene WoodleyTheo JamesJeff Daniels, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz, Maggie Q, Ray Stevenson, Bill SkarsgårdOctavia Spencer and Naomi Watts comprising the core cast. The film series is based off the books of the same name by author Veronica Roth.

Pre-order The Divergent Series: Allegiant on Blu-ray and DVD combo or the 4K editions of the Divergent movies at Amazon. »

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