Nov. 13, 2013 | 10:14 a.m.
“Divergent” fans got a glimpse of Tris Prior’s world in a new trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation and a live chat with the director Wednesday morning. The film, based on the popular young adult book trilogy by Veronica Roth, is set in a dystopian future in which teenagers are sorted into five factions based on their virtues. The trailer introduces heroine Tris, played by Shailene Woodley, who is born into the faction Abnegation, which esteems selflessness above all other characteristics. Like all teenagers, Tris takes an aptitude test to determine which faction she ultimately belongs to — Abnegation, Amity (kindness), Candor (honesty), Dauntless (bravery) or Erudite (intelligence). “The only way our society can survive is for each of you to claim your rightful place,” Kate Winslet’s Jeanine Matthews tells the young people in the trailer. “The future belongs to those […]
Nov. 11, 2013 | 11:26 a.m.
Set your alarms, “Divergent” fans. A new trailer for the film is slated to be revealed Wednesday morning, followed by a live chat with director Neil Burger. The new “Divergent” trailer will be unveiled at 8:30 a.m. PST on Wednesday in a live streaming event on YouTube.com/SummitScreeningRoom. Burger and various YouTube talent and fans will then host a live chat. The film, based on the popular young adult book trilogy by Veronica Roth, is set in a dystopian future in which teenagers are sorted into five factions based on their virtues. Heroine Tris, portrayed by Shailene Woodley in the big-screen adaptation, is born into Abnegation, which esteems selflessness above all other characteristics, but when tested she discovers she is “divergent” and possesses characteristics from more than one faction. Warned that her divergence is dangerous, Tris keeps her test results secret […]
Sept. 23, 2013 | 6:01 p.m.
Tris Prior’s birds and Four’s faction tattoos are on display in two new character posters for the upcoming big-screen adaptation of “Divergent,” the popular young adult novel by Veronica Roth. The film, due out March 21, is set in a dystopian future in which teenagers are sorted into five factions based on their virtues. Tris, portrayed by Shailene Woodley, is born into Abnegation, which esteems selflessness above all other characteristics, but when tested she discovers she is “divergent” and possesses characteristics from more than one faction. Warned that her divergence is dangerous, Tris keeps her test results secret and chooses to join Dauntless, a daring group that values boldness and courage, where she meets Four (Theo James), a leader of that faction. Like many Dauntless initiates, Tris gets tattoos soon after joining her new faction. In the books, Tris chooses […]
Aug. 25, 2013 | 11:34 p.m.
The new teaser for the upcoming film “Divergent” debuted Sunday evening, and it promises plenty of sci-fi action as Shailene Woodley’s Beatrice Prior becomes the target of suspicion in a dystopian future Chicago. Adapted from Veronica Roth’s series of novels set in a world where teens are herded together based on specific skills and attributes, “Divergent” centers on 16-year-old Tris Prior, who finds herself gifted in multiple areas. She’s labeled as an outcast yet finds herself in a position to affect the future of humanity. The new clip leads off with Kate Winslet’s Jeanine Matthews announcing, “The future belongs to those who know where they belong.” With Tris defying easy categorization, she’s soon forced to go on the run, being trained to fight for her life to survive. Opening March 21, 2014, the film, directed by Neil Burger, also stars […]
July 25, 2013 | 4:00 a.m.
Shailene Woodley needs a nap. It’s Friday morning in San Diego and the 21-year-old is slowly recovering from the previous day of Comic-Con International festivities where she and her cast mates presented the first footage of “Divergent” to screaming fans, danced to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” at an after party, and in between participated in a slew of press events. The madness came only 36 hours after director Neil Burger called it a wrap on the Chicago set of the film, which the studio will open next March as a hopeful new hit franchise for the young-adult audience. But Woodley can’t rest yet. She’s leaving for a bicoastal press tour to promote her upcoming indie “The Spectacular Now,” which opens on Aug. 2 and will soon begin work on adaptation of John Green’s bestselling novel “The Fault in Our Stars.” […]
July 19, 2013 | 2:16 p.m.
As part of our Comic-Con coverage this year, Hero Complex reached out to a select group of actors and writers, asking them to document their experiences in San Diego. Next up is Veronica Roth, author of the novel “Divergent,” which is being adapted into a film starring Shailene Woodley and directed by Neil Burger. Two years ago, a few months after I sold “Divergent” movie rights to Summit Entertainment, I went to Comic-Con for the first time. I was mostly just an observer — I had a short press conference in which I explained my book, I people-watched Harry Potter cosplayers to my heart’s content, and that was about it. This year, however, with the “Divergent” movie being released on March 21, 2014, I embarked on a day packed with interviews, a press conference, a panel and a party in […]