Tickets go on sale today for “Insurgent,” and the final trailer for the “Divergent” sequel shows young heroine Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) facing off against enemies both real and in her mind.
“Insurgent,” based on the second novel in Veronica Roth’s bestselling YA trilogy, pits Tris and her allies against a ruthless leader (Kate Winslet) who is hellbent on hunting down people who are Divergent, meaning they don’t fit neatly into one of five rigidly divided societal factions in a futuristic Chicago.
The new trailer shows Tris and love interest Four (Theo James) arriving at peace-loving Amity faction, a farming community led by Johanna Reyes (Octavia Spencer). The trailer also features Tris’ new ‘do; she cuts her long locks for a new look that matches her new outlook after the events of “Divergent.”
The trailer features plenty of action as Tris teams up with the so-called Factionless — who have been banished from society and live in poverty in the outskirts of civilization — led by Four’s mother, Evelyn (Naomi Watts), to mount an attack on Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews (Winslet). But Tris must also face her own fear and anger, manifested in so-called fear landscapes — drug-induced hallucinations used to train or control people in the story.
“Divergent” earned more than $288 million at the international box office last year. “Insurgent” is directed by Robert Schwentke (“The Time Traveler’s Wife,” “Flightplan,” “Red”). In addition to Woodley, James, Winslet, Watts and Spencer, the movie stars Miles Teller, Ashley Judd, Zoë Kravitz, Maggie Q, Keiynan Lonsdale, Mekhi Phifer, Ray Stevenson and Jai Courtney.
The third book in Roth’s dystopian adventure series, “Allegiant,” will be split into two films, due out in 2016 and 2017.
[Updated Feb. 25, 3:50 p.m.: This post has been updated to include information about the free download of “Divergent” with today’s ticket purchase from certain online vendors.]
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