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Well, the first verdict is in on "The Divergent Series: Allegiant" from the Hollywood trades, and the waning Ya franchise is going out with all the excitement of a deflating balloon. Variety has called it "downright ridiculous," THR says it "won’t convert any nonbelievers," while The Wrap notes that the sequel "brings back the same cast of characters to do more or less exactly what they did in the previous films." Basically, if you're not already a fan, this won't covert you. Read More: Watch: Final Trailer For 'The Divergent Series: Allegiant' Tears Down The Walls Nonetheless, perhaps for the sake of completion and the packaging of future boxsets, Summit is pressing ahead with "The Divergent Series: Ascendant," tasking Lee Toland Krieger ("Age Of Adaline," "The Vicious Kind," "Celeste & Jesse Forever") to take over from Robert Schwentke, who had planned to direct, but recently exited following »
- Kevin Jagernauth
By acting quickly, production is still on track to start this spring in order to meet next year’s June 9 release date. Sources say Schwentke’s departure involved the helmer needed a break and did involve any pre-production troubles between him and the studio.
The third film in the Woodley franchise, “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” is scheduled to open on March 18. The first two films — “Divergent” and “Insurgent” — have grossed nearly $600 million worldwide after opening in the late March slot.
Krieger wrote and directed “The Vicious Kind”, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and earned him numerous accolades including the Emerging Filmmaker Award at the »
- Justin Kroll
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