Summit Entertainment has debuted a batch of new images from director Neil Burger’s (Limitless) upcoming futuristic thriller Divergent, giving us a first look at a number of characters from the book—including Miles Teller’s Peter. For those unfamiliar, the film is based on the Veronica Roth novel of the same name and takes place in a society where people are divided into factions based on their personalities. Tris (Shailene Woodley) is a young girl who doesn’t fit into any of the pre-assigned groups and faces grave consequences due to her status as a “Divergent.” Summit no doubt hopes to mimic the success of another YA franchise (The Hunger Games), and it looks like they just may succeed as The Wrap reports that Divergent is tracking strong for a $50+ million opening and building. In addition, the studio has announced that advance tickets for the film will be on sale starting March 4th, at which time purchasers will receive a free digital copy of the book.
The film also stars Theo James, Ashley Judd, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Christian Madsen, and Kate Winslet. Divergent opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on March 21st.
Images via EW.
Here’s the press release regarding the advance tickets:
ADVANCE TICKETS FOR SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT’S
DIVERGENT ON SALE MARCH 4th
Those Who Purchase Tickets on March 4th
will Receive a Free Download of Veronica Roth’s Novel*
Sweepstakes to Reward Two Lucky Moviegoers with Walk-on Roles in INSURGENT
Santa Monica, CA February 27, 2014 – Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE®company, announced today that advance tickets for the action adventure DIVERGENT will go on sale beginning Tuesday, March 4th at 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST. Moviegoers who purchase advance tickets before March 21st on Fandango orMovieTickets.com will have the opportunity to be entered in to a sweepstakes for the chance to win a walk-on role in the film’s sequel INSURGENT. Additionally, those who purchase tickets online through Fandango and MovieTickets.com on the first day they are on sale – March 4th only – will receive a free download of the book Divergent.*
DIVERGENT will be released in theatres and IMAX® nationwide on Friday, March 21, 2014. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet, and is directed by Neil Burger from a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor.
DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.
In the sequel to DIVERGENT, INSURGENT continues the journey of Tris Prior as war now looms. Sides will be chosen, secrets will emerge, and to uncover the truth about her world, Tris must be stronger than ever because shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead. INSURGENT is scheduled for release on March 20, 2015.
The Divergent book series was written by Veronica Roth and has already sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. The Divergent books have topped the New York Times best-seller list since the first novel was published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, in April 2011, and the three books ranked one-two-three on the USA Today best-seller list for 2013. Divergent was written by Roth while she was earning her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. She followed her first novel with Insurgent, which also rose to #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list andAllegiant, the third book in the series, set a HarperCollins record when it was released in October 2013.