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Lionsgate is bringing back The Divergent Series: Insurgent director Robert Schwentke to take the helm on the next installment of the lucrative Divergent franchise, The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 1. It isn't clear yet if he will also come back to direct the finale, The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 2. The filmmaker is currently in post-production on The Divergent Series: Insurgent, which is set for release on March 20, 2015, after principal photography wrapped this September in Atlanta.
Robert Schwentke took over the directing duties on The Divergent Series: Insurgent back in February, after Divergent director Neil Burger backed out due to a compressed production schedule. The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 1 is currently scheduled for release on March 18, 2016, with the final installment, The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 2, opening on March 2, 2017. It isn't known when shooting will begin on The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 1.
We quite liked Divergent. It did decent business when it was released earlier this year, and as a springboard for a series of films based on the Divergent books, it wasn't a bad place to start. Certainly director Neil Burger did the world building stuff really well, even if the last act of the movie struggled a bit.
Summit Entertainment has at least three more movies planned. In March 2015, there's Insurgent, based on the second book (penned, as the series is, by Veronica Roth). Then it's splitting the third book, Allegiant, into two movies, set for release in 2016 and 2017.
Just to confuse matters, Roth has since published a prequel book, Four, although Summit hasn't announced any plans for that yet.
Given that Dark Water seemed to set fire to the internet with its triple cliffhanger, there's already a lot to resolve in this weekend's series finale of Doctor Who series 8. So what are big, head-scratchy questions we're hoping will be answered by Death In Heaven? And what puzzlers have been left in place by Dark Water, and the episodes before it?
Let's go through them all - and feel free to continue the speculation in the comments...
Where exactly is Missy's Neversphere?
This seems like a good place to start.
Former NFL linebacker Takeo Spikes says he had a secret routine before he would take the field on Sundays ... he'd fire up a Rachel McAdams movie. Spikes -- who played 15 seasons in the NFL -- says McAdams flicks like "The Notebook," "Wedding Crashers" and "The Time Traveler's Wife" would get his mind right before a game. "[Her movies take] me to a place where I'm very confident in myself," Spikes said ... "It's kinda like the calm before the storm. »
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All Summit Entertainment needed to hear was Divergent's Thursday night ticket sales for to put its sequel And threequel into gear. However, Divergent director Neil Burger was unavailable so Robert Schwentke will take over directing duties on both Insurgent and the third film, Allegiant. This is pretty exciting news because Schwentke directed Red about retired spies who are senior citizens - and it was one of the best action movies we've ever seen! Of course, Schwentke most recently directed the dud R.I.P.D., but it seems like we can trust him with a do-over. And, if you've ever seen The Time Traveler's Wife with Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana, then you know Schwentke has proven he can handle a film with heart, too.
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Though they have long been very popular, films that involve time travel almost always cause much consternation. Even the films that do it well become the subject of heated debate over logic (see: Looper). And when the logic is handled poorly, the result can be a horribly jumbled mess (see: The Time Traveler's Wife). So it is very encouraging to see a time travel-themed film that actually gets it right. The Infinite Man gets it right - way right. And it certainly doesn't take the easy way out either. First time feature director Hugh Sullivan wastes no time getting us into the world of his film. Right away we meet Dean (Josh McConville) and Lana (Hannah Marshall) as they arrive at a shuttered hotel...
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News Simon Brew 12 Feb 2014 - 06:48
Arriving in cinemas next month is Divergent, the first in a planned trilogy of films based around the books by Veronica Roth. Shailene Woodley takes the lead in the film, with Limitless helmer Neil Burger directing. But it's been known for some time that Burger wouldn't be returning to do the next film.
And now we know who is. Robert Schwentke has been hired by Summit Entertainment to direct the next chapter in the saga, Insurgent. Most recently, he was responsible for R.I.P.D., which it's fair to say wasn't one of 2013's finest movies. Prior to that, he's helmed the first Red movie, Flightplan and The Time Traveler's Wife.
On paper, he seems a weaker choice than Burger, but get the right material to the right person, and good »
Schwentke is set to take directorial duties on "Insurgent," the second film of the proposed trilogy based on Veronica Roth's sci-fi novels. Akiva Goldsman is currently polishing the script based on a draft by Brian Duffield.
Due to the compressed production schedule of the series, which aims to release one film a year, the first film's director Neil Burger could not helm the second film due to the overlapping schedules of the films.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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