DIVERGENT Director Shows Off Concept Art and Ideas

In honor of DIVERGENT’s release on DVD and Blu-ray, director Neil Burger released new concept images and behind-the-scenes photos to show how his original images for the movie translated onto the big screen!


“One of the first images I came up with was this opening image of the grass blowing in the wind, the sun rising, the birds circling in the distance, with the birds being a motif in the movie that figure in with Tris’ fears and tattoos. Then we see this tanker sitting in the distance, sitting in the field and so maybe we think it wasn’t always a field, that the water must have dried up.”


“Chicago now is a city of 3 or 4 million people — in the world of Divergent it’s maybe 50,000, so they don’t really have a need for the tall skyscrapers anymore. So what do they use them for? We combined that idea with the question of where do they get there energy. And the idea was to plaster the skyscrapers with wind turbines. Chicago being the windy city, that’s where they get their energy.”


“The Pit is based on a marble quarry in Colorado. We’ve seen lots of movies shot underground in dark, dank spaces and the idea was trying to make it much more inviting and luminous. It’s unusual for an underground space and because the marble is white it also makes it a brighter place and it makes it more inviting and welcoming to Tris.”






Find out the inspiration for the rest of these peeks into the movie over on Mashable!