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Divergent: Miles Teller doesn't know if he's back for Ascendant

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

Kayti Burt Aug 5, 2016

Not even the cast seems to know what's going on with the final film in the Divergent film series...

No one really seems to know what's going on with the final film in the Divergent film series after it was reported last month that its final installment would appear not in cinemas, but as a TV movie. Apparently, this confusion extends to the film's cast.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about his potential involvement in the final film — Ascendant — Miles Teller, who has appeared in the three previous movies as the nefarious Peter, said he wasn't sure what his involvement in the TV movie would look like. 

"At this point, it's a different set of circumstances. We'll see", he said. "I honestly haven't talked to anybody ... Things do change anytime they're messing with something that was not the original intention. We all signed on for it in »

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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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'Divergent 4' Budget Slashed as 'Allegiant' Falters at the Box Office

21 March 2016 5:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Something had to give. The Divergent Series: Allegiant debuted this weekend, bringing in the franchise's lowest opening at the box office. Lionsgate investors were understandably not happy about the third movie's performance, and now it is being reported that The Divergent Series: Ascendant, the fourth and final film, will have its budget slashed. Though it isn't known by how much, or how this will effect the series' climax.

The Divergent Series: Ascendant is set to start shooting this summer. Based on Veronica Roth's young adult novels, The Divergent series had its finale expanded to two films, even though there are only three books. This was upsetting to some fans, with the trend of splitting the final movie into two-parts falling out of favor with audiences. Says a source close to the production.

"The budget for the next one will be reduced [compared to the previous film]. They haven't said by how much."

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- MovieWeb

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Next ‘Divergent’ Sequel Sticks With Summer Release Despite ‘Allegiant’s’ Box Office Troubles

21 March 2016 3:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Ascendant,” the fourth and final film in the troubled “Divergent” franchise, will open against two of the biggest films of the summer of 2017.

Despite the box office struggles of “Allegiant,” Lionsgate, the studio behind the young adult series, still plans to debut the film on June 9, 2017, where it will face stiff competition from Paramount’s “World War Z 2” and Universal’s reboot of “The Mummy,” starring Tom Cruise.

The studio plans to go ahead with an early summer shoot for “Ascendant,” starring Shailene Woodley, despite a disappointing $29 million opening weekend at the U.S. box office for “Allegiant.” The third film opened more than 40% less than the launches for “Divergent” and “Insurgent,” the first two films. The first two took in nearly $300 million each in 2014 and 2015; “Allegiant” will probably finish with $200 million at best.

Jeff Bock, analyst at Exhibitor Relations, told Variety on Monday that he questioned the strategy of »

- Dave McNary and Brent Lang

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Lionsgate to Slash 'Ascendant' Budget as 'Divergent' Franchise Fizzles

21 March 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In the wake of the weak box office of Allegiant, the third picture in the Divergent franchise based on Veronica Roth’s young adult novels, sources say Lionsgate will cut the budget of the fourth and final movie in the series, Ascendant, due to start shooting this summer. “The budget for the next one will be reduced [compared to the previous film],” a well-placed production source tells The Hollywood Reporter. “They haven’t said by how much,” the source adds, but it is expected several millions of dollars will be trimmed at the very least. Sources estimate Allegiant’s budget at

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- Stephen Galloway, Pamela McClintock

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‘Allegiant’ Stumbles, Lionsgate Stock Slides on Faltering ‘Divergent’ Series

21 March 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate shares are under pressure this morning after “Allegiant,” the third film in the “Divergent” franchise, stumbled at the box office, opening to a lackluster $29 million.

That represented a 44% drop from the debut of “Insurgent” at $52.3 million debut in 2015, and a 46% decline from the first “Divergent’s” $54.6 million launch in 2014. Lionsgate’s stock was down roughly 3% in early morning trading at just under $22.

The poor showing raises questions about the commercial viability of the fourth and final “Divergent” film, “Ascendant,” currently scheduled to debut in June 2017, when it will face off against heavy hitters such as “World War Z 2” and a reboot of “The Mummy.”

“It’s kind of asking to get clocked,” said Matthew Harrigan, an analyst with Wunderlich Securities.

Allegiant’s” headaches comes at a bad time for the company. Last month, the studio saw its ambitions to transform “Gods of Egypt” into a new franchises dashed after the $140 million fantasy adventure collapsed, »

- Brent Lang

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What Happened to 'Allegiant' at the Box Office?

20 March 2016 8:43 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In its opening weekend, "The Divergent Series: Allegiant" was supposed to give the still-strong "Zootopia" a run for its money. Analysts predicted that both the hit Disney cartoon and the third installment of the Ya franchise would reach about $35 million.

As it turned out, "Zootopia" did even better than expected, losing just 26 percent of last week's business and grabbing another estimated $38.0 million, good enough to spend a third weekend in the top spot. But the competition wasn't even close. "Allegiant" came in nearly $9 million behind, with an estimated $29.0 million. That's the franchise's lowest opening yet.

"Allegiant" should have done a lot better; at the very least, it should have held its own against a movie that's been out for almost a month. So, what happened? Here are five areas where Tris and her team ran into trouble.

1. Negative Reactions to the Book

Like other young-adult fantasy franchises, the "Divergent" movies »

- Gary Susman

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