Last week brought the first, very brief tease for YA adaptation Divergent. Now the full trailer has arrived, with Shailene Woodley thrown into a fight for her future in a dystopian society.
Adapted from Veronica Roth’s series of novels, Divergent is set in a society where people are divided into social factions based on their personalities (you can get a beginner’s guide to the factions in the image lower down the page).
Woodley’s Beatrice “Tris” Prior, however, is different. She doesn’t belong in any one faction, and her divergent nature means she’s a threat to the orderly running of the civilization. Things aren’t easy for those who are identified as different - and by different, we mean dangerous. She joins the Dauntless (courageous) faction but there, together with friends and her mysterious, handsome trailer Four (Theo James), Tris must face the perils ahead and figure out the plans of Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet), the stern figurehead she’ll have to defeat.
It’s tough to judge from the looks of this, but Divergent definitely seems to be in the Hunger Games mould, with the action elements front and centre and the heroine fighting for her life.
With Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Ray Stevenson and Ashley Judd among the cast, Divergent will be out here on March 21 next year.