"Divergent" Producers Split "Allegiant" Into Two Films
Continuing to enjoy the success of “Divergent,” Lionsgate Films announced today (April 11) the series will officially consist of four movies.
While the sequel “Insurgent” is set to open March 2015, the third and final installment of the trilogy “Allegiant” will be split into two parts with the first film released in March 2016.
The studio’s vice chairman Michael Burns told Variety last month, “Assuming the movie works as we expect, we like the idea of a ‘Divergent’ film every March to complement our ‘Hunger Games’ films every November.”
Production for “Insurgent” begins this spring in Atlanta with “Red” director Robert Schwentke, who was selected after “Divergent” director Neil Burger opted out due to his busy schedule.