If you at all managed to tune in to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, you were likely aware of the mini-teaser aired online several days ago as a precursor to Sunday's full first teaser for director Neil Burger's upcoming science fiction action thriller, Divergent. The film stems from the original work of young adult novelist and science fiction author Veronica Roth, based on her original 2011 publication, and is proceeded by two more books, including the 2012 release of Insurgent, and the fourthcoming third book, Allegiant, releasing this October.
Divergent also stars Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, Amy Newbold, Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn. The film will release in 2D and IMAX on March 21, 2014, courtesy of Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate).
Based on Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel, DIVERGENT is a gripping action thriller set in a futuristic world where society has been divided into five factions. As each person approaches adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for the rest of their life. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) chooses Dauntless—the daring risk-takers who pursue bravery above all else. During the Dauntless initiation, Tris completes death-defying stunts and faces her inmost fears in spectacular simulations. When she discovers she is a Divergent, someone who will never be able to fit into just one faction, she is warned that she must conceal this secret or risk her life. As Tris uncovers a looming war which threatens her family and the life of the mysterious Dauntless leader whom she has come to love, Tris must face her greatest test yet—deciding whether revealing she is a Divergent will save her world—or destroy it.