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After the explosive box office success of Lionsgate’s Hunger Games installments, the company has a lot riding on their latest action-packed property aimed at teens: Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. The studio, which will release Divergent through its Summit brand, must be very confident with the book sales and quality of the first film, due out on March 21, 2014, since they have announced today that its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, will come out in consecutive years during March. Insurgent has a March 20, 2015 release date, while Allegiant will hit theatres on March 18, 2016, if all goes according to plan.

However, Divergent‘s director, Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist), will not return to direct Insurgent. According to Summit, Burger could not helm the second film due to scheduling problems.

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, »

- Jordan Adler

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