Movie News: INSURGENT Begins Production

Written by Dominic Cuthbert Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Movie News

DIVERGENT proved that the young adult audience is never to be underestimated, and more often than not they can’t be fobbed off with junk food viewing. Instead it offered an intelligent and thoughtful romp that dealt with the pains of being teenaged, not fitting in and change. It juggled the right amount of dystopian sci-fi elements with the real to present something familiar yet engaging, fitting right into the HUNGER GAMES groove.

The follow-up, INSURGENT, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Veronica Roth, is already in production. Octavia Spencer will be joining the returning cast, which also includes Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet.

Robert Schwentke (RED and R.I.P.D. director) is making his series debut, directing a screenplay written by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman.

Lionsgate, alongside confirming production, have released the following synopsis for the film: ‘INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.’

INSURGENT is expected for a March 2015 release.

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