While the big-screen adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent is still to hit cinemas, the film’s director Neil Burger will not helm sequel Insurgent – the second of Roth’s young-adult novel series picked up by Lionsgate. Big things are expected from the franchise with the studio already setting the follow-up for a 20th March 2015 release. So, it will be interesting to see if the film follows the same box-office path as the Twilight and Hunger Games sagas or disappointing flops The Host and Beautiful Creatures.
It’s not yet known why Burger will not return to the helm but the situation does recall both Gary Ross and Catherine Hardwicke’s departures after the aforementioned phenomenally successful franchise kick-starters Twilight and The Hunger Games. Could he be demanding too much money while in post-production or does he feel it’s time to hand it over to another filmmaker?
- Craig Hunter
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