We haven’t had much news on the film version of Divergent since Summit Entertainment, the company that originally attained the rights to adapt the books into films, was bought out by Lionsgate.
Lionsgate, as you may know, is the studio behind The Hunger Games films. The studio has announced that it plans to continue on as “the number one studio in young adult franchises” with several young adult adaptations, including one we all know very well!
Lionsgate is lining up several young adult franchises that it hopes will keep the box office booming beyond its “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” films, studio executives said in an earnings call Thursday.
Among potential projects are adaptations of Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” series, Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus,” and Patrick Ness’ “Chaos Walking” trilogy.
While the article doesn’t suggest how far along filmmakers are in the process of adapting Divergent, at least we know that the film plan wasn’t shelved anyway when the two studios merged earlier this year!
Source: The Wrap via Divergent Nation