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‘Allegiant’ to be split into two films, released in 2016 and 2017

Lionsgate will produce and release Allegiant, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James and based on the third book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling “Divergent” trilogy, as two separate films, it was announced today by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. The company will release a total of four “Divergent” films on its Summit Entertainment label, with the next film, Insurgent, which begins production next month, slated for release on March 20, 2015 and Allegiant — Parts 1 & 2 scheduled for release on March 18, 2016, and March 24, 2017, respectively.

Box Office: ‘Divergent’ opens modestly, ‘Muppets’ disappoint with $16.5m

March has become a month when studios try out new potential franchises and tentpoles, something that’s proven quite successful in the past. With that in mind, it was no surprise that Summit Entertainment and parent company Lionsgate chose the month to debut the first installment of Veronica Roth’s bestselling Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoё Kravitz, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer and Kate Winslet. 

‘Divergent’ director Neil Burger will not return for sequel

Although Summit Entertainment earlier today set a release date for the third film in the series, Variety is reporting that Divergent helmer Neil Burger won’t be directing the sequel. In a situation similar to what happened with Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a search is now underway for a new director to tackle Insurgent, slated to hit theaters March 20, 2015.