It is the future. In order to preserve what is left of society, leaders have chosen to break it down into factions. Every person undergoes a test at the age of sixteen to determine the faction in which they belong. In the ideal society, each person has a tendency towards a particular faction. Some people are peaceful and happy, others are intelligent, and still others are built to be the fighters and protectors.
Beatrice takes the test at age sixteen. What happens when she does is totally unexpected: she shows an aptitude for more than one faction. The test proctor tells her that she is divergent and that she is not to tell anyone.
When it comes time to choose a faction she chooses to become part of the dauntless faction. These are the protectors and fighters of the society. They fear nothing. As she goes through initiation she begins finds others that are divergent.
War comes as people realize that society cannot be so easily classified and people want to survive. What will happen to Beatrice and her divergent friends? Can they survive? Will war destroy society or simply turn it in another direction? Divergent is an action packed, psychological science fiction movie.
The first "Insurgent" trailer is here, and it's...a little weird. Really, it's more than a little weird. Rather than set up the plot of the next movie, this teaser-like trailer gives us one particular scene from the "Divergent" sequel. But the dream-like nature of it suggests that it doesn't exactly take place in the real world. In the trailer, Tris leaps across buildings and climbs to attempt to save her mother from a burning house. Of course, those who saw the first movie will know why this is a problematic sequence.
Say hello to your new Factionless leader! Naomi Watts has been cast in a major role in the upcoming "Divergent" sequels, as confirmed by THR. Watts' role will be that of Evelyn, the woman who becomes the leader of the Factionless, the population in the series' dystopian future who were not selected into, or failed out of, one of the city's five factions. The character of Evelyn has personal ties to some of the main protagonists, and the Factionless become a larger factor in the near-future Chicago's political landscape after the events of "Divergent," so Watts will have a part in not only "Insurgent," but also the two parts of "Allegiant.
If you thought that zip-lining through the ruins of a futuristic Chicago was cool, wait until you see the new "Divergent" sequel. "Insurgent," the second movie in the YA movie franchise, is set to release in both 2D and 3D, according to Lionsgate. Additionally, the movie's marketing campaign will feature "3D interactive movie posters," whatever that means. "The second film in the Divergent franchise takes the story and action to another level, and by partnering with RealD, we were able to blend gripping performances and mind-blowing spectacle to create a unique event on screen," producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher said in the announcement.
Although it's performed respectably at the box office, "Divergent" has yet to prove that it's the launch of a new blockbuster young-adult film franchise. That's not stopping its producers from following the current practice of thoroughly milking the promise of any new book-based movie franchise. This week, Lionsgate head Michael Burns announced that "Allegiant," the episode of the franchise based on the final book in Veronica Roth's trilogy, will be split into two movies.
The dystopian future YA movie market is approaching critical mass, what with "The Hunger Games" gearing up for its final two movies and a whole new series starting soon with "The Maze Runner." But don't let that stop you from seeing "Divergent." For those who haven't read the book, here's the story: Beatrice Prior is a teenager living in a futuristic dystopian Chicago, where the citizens have been divided up into five factions as determined by a mandatory aptitude test.
"Need for Speed" had its shot at taking the top spot at the box office last week, but it lost out to "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" and "300: Rise of an Empire." It's not going to get another chance—and the two movies that beat it last week probably won't have a chance at winning the race, either—since this week's top new release is more highly anticipated than any new movie has been in awhile. The likely winner for the week is "Divergent," the first in a planned trilogy of films based on the young-adult novels by Veronica Roth.
"Divergent" played according to the rules on its opening weekend, living up to expectations for the most part, but the rest of the box office race for the weekend was characterized by a few surprises. The first film in a planned trilogy, "Divergent" was expected to be the first successful young-adult franchise launcher since "The Hunger Games," and it looks like it's turning out to be just that. The film took in $22.8 million on Friday, and it's on track to draw over $50 million for the weekend.
Shailene Woodley, the natural beauty appearing in the upcoming "Divergent," has spilled the secrets of her youthful glow to Into The Gloss. And some are admittedly a little odd. The 22-year-old "Descendants" actress raves that eating clay is a great way to stay lovely. "Clay is one of the best things you can put in your body," she says. "I've discovered that clay is great for you because your body doesn't absorb it, and it apparently provides a negative charge, so it bonds with negative isotopes.
Some Titanic-sized congratulations are in order! Kate Winslet has given birth to a baby boy, as confirmed by E! Online. The new addition to the family is Winslet's first child with husband Ned Rocknroll, and Winslet's third child overall. There are only few details about the baby as of yet: The boy was born today weighing in at 9 lbs, and is perfectly healthy. Interestingly, while the baby's first name hasn't been revealed yet, it is rumored that the baby's last name is Winslet, not Rocknroll.