Lionsgate-Summit’s Slate Reads Like a NYT Bestseller List

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BE STILL MY FOURTRIS SHIPPING HEART!! Deadline reports that Divergent may be on track to begin filming later this year!

Lionsgate and Summit, companies built on the novel adaptations of The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga, are staying on their bookish paths. So much so that the combined entity has a hold on the latest New York Timesbestseller lists that the company’s betting will turn into box office success down the line. Divergent, written by Veronica Roth, tops the Children’s Paperback books list this week. Lionsgate-Summit’s feature adaptation of the dystopian teen tale, with screenplay by Evan Daugherty, is in pre-production now with plans to start filming later this year. If that proves a hit at theaters, the company also holds rights to the twentysomething author’s sequelInsurgent, which currently sits No. 1 on the Children’s Chapter Books list.

Read more at Deadline!


UPDATE 6/21: We now have confirmation that Lionsgate/Summit does indeed anticipate a 2012 start for Divergent filming! Huge news for the fandom! Thanks to Fangirlishness!

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