DIVERGENT Closer to the Screen

The studio that revived its fortunes with the Twilight seriesSummit Entertainment (now owned by Lionsgate, which is behind a little teen series of their own, The Hunger Games), is stepping up production for a new YA franchise.

After acquiring the rights to Veronica Roth’s Divergent (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books) before publication in 2011, Summit now plans to begin filming this coming March with a release date in the spring of 2014. They are reportedly in talks with Neil Burger to direct. Burger’s most recent film Limitless, came out last year, and was also based on a book, the 2003 techno-thriller, The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn.

The second book in Veronica Roth’s series, Insurgent, came out in May. A third will be released sometime in Fall 2013 and does not yet have a title.

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