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'Divergent' sequel 'Insurgent' locates director in Robert Schwentke

"Divergent," the new movie starring Shailene Woodley as a youthful warrior in a futuristic culture, doesn't get to theatres until March 2 1, but-its sequel, "Insurgent," has located a director in Robert Schwentke.


The film-maker will simply take the reins of the franchise accommodated from Veronica Roth's best selling novels, as per a declaration released by studio Peak on Tuesday. Akiva Goldsman is creating the screenplay for the 2nd picture in the show, predicated on a draft by Brian Duffield.

The tale is occur a potential Chicago, where individuals are examined when they're youthful and later split into five factions depending on their styles and merits. Tris' character test shows she's divergent, or comes with an aptitude for several factions and doesn't drop neatly in to one kind -- a dangerous characteristic in the rigidly separated society. She conceals her divergence and makes the decision to join the faction depending on bravery, where she fulfills a band of tattooed warriors including love curiosity Four, performed by Theo James.

PICTURES: 'Divergent' character posters

"Insurgent," which monitors Tris' trip as warfare looms, will soon be shot in Atlanta and Chicago and is established for launch on March 20, 2015.

"We are thrilled to announce that we've discovered an ideal director to carry around the storyline of Tris Prior and also the increased world of 'Insurgent' in Robert Schwentke," stated Erik Feig, Lionsgate Film Group's president of generation, in a declaration. "Robert, with whom we have previously had a fruitful relationship, has proven a master storyteller in several genres and we can't wait to find out what he provides to Veronica Roth's next episode of the 'Divergent' show."

The German-created Schwentke has directed movies including "The Time Traveler's Spouse," "Flightplan" and Peak's "Red." His newest movie, "R.I.P.D.," flopped in the box office this past year.

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