Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Roar Power
Jurassic World unleashed on iTunes
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Daredevil Season 2 Trailer Online
Say hello to The Punisher and Elektra
Leonardo DiCaprio Plans Volkswagen Scandal Movie
Exhuming the car manufacturer's body of lies
Charlize Theron To Star In The Gray Man
Taking over the action thriller from Brad Pitt
New Road House Gets A Director
Nick Cassavetes is in the frame
New International Poster For Daddy's Home
Ferrell Vs. Wahlberg Round Two - Ding Ding!
More Movie News

15 September 2015
First Teaser Trailer For The Divergent Series: Allegiant
''There's no turning back...''
More Movie News

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)
Empire Star Rating
White Bird In A Blizzard (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Divergent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Divergent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Allegiant Is Split Into Two Movies
The Divergent franchise becomes a four-parter

11 April 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

In step with the latest Hollywood trend, the third part of the Divergent book trilogy will be split into two films. According to Deadline, Lionsgate and Summit have decided to parse Veronica Roth’s Allegiant into two instalments: Allegiant Part 1, with a US release planned for March 18, 2016, and Allegiant Part 2, out on March 24, 2017. That, by our calculations, gives people who haven’t read the books 101 weeks to figure out what ‘allegiant’ means.

Divergent, the story of ass-kicking warrior-to-be Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) in sci-fi Chicago, has gone gangbusters at the studio. But with $139m gross so far, and the film still rolling out across international territories, Lionsgate have been quick to deny that the sound of kerchinging has guided its hand.

“Veronica Roth brings her captivating story to a masterful conclusion in Allegiant, a rich, action-packed book with material that is ideally suited to two strong and fulfilling movies,” said Lionsgate Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “The storytelling arc and world of the characters lend themselves perfectly to two films, a storytelling strategy that has worked very well for us on the two Twilight Breaking Dawn films and about which we’re tremendously enthusiastic for the two upcoming Mockingjay films of The Hunger Games franchise.”

The news might be something of a mixed blessing for Woodley, for whom the franchise has brought stardom but who may find smaller, indie projects falling by the wayside as her character, Tris, battles her way through corruption and misplaced power in dystopian Chicago in now four films.

Unlike The Hobbit, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, this two-parter will be produced in two separate parts. And Part Deux? Well, Insurgent gets underway next month with Flight man Robert Schwentke behind the camera. Akiva Goldsman has given Brian Duffield’s script a rewrite and that one will be with us in March, just in time to join 2015’s mega movie jamboree.

So, Initiates, where is the natural break in part three? Would you place it after the attempted [spoiler] by new character [spoiler]? Share your predictions below.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Captain America Still Leading The US Box Office
Rio 2 dances into second
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

It's not like they've really set the box-office alight though is it? 1st out of the gates in the US took a good opening BUT! now stalling at $125m whereas it only made no4 over here. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:10 on 15 April 2014 | Report This Post

More money. More

Posted by Chris Boomen at 10:32 on 13 April 2014 | Report This Post

First It was Harry Potter, Next It was Twilight, Then it was the Hunger Games, And now its Divergent getting the 2-part-treatment. I'm seeing a pattern here. More

Posted by Darren47 at 22:20 on 12 April 2014 | Report This Post

RE: One was enough anyway.
Surprise surprise.Who didnt see this coming? More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 20:46 on 11 April 2014 | Report This Post

One was enough anyway.
Awful second half, following a "meh" first half. And in answer response to prev post... I think the Matrix sequels represent the first time I thought "that could and should have been one movie". Star Wars prequel trilogy could have been condensed to one OK film as opposed to three mediocre ones too. I know we're talking more specifically about books being split out, but regardless of the source material, there will always be a side of the movie business that is greed More

Posted by sunflies at 20:24 on 11 April 2014 | Report This Post

When will they stop doing this?? Is there really a reason? Can't they just make a longer film for part 3? I blame Harry Potter (not sure if they were first, but it's the first one i remember) More

Posted by SuperShell at 17:35 on 11 April 2014 | Report This Post

Stephen Frears On The Program
'To me, this was a crime story'

Empire's Best Horror Films For Halloween
An unlucky thirteen triple-bills

Emily Blunt Talks Sicario
On the five-star thriller, puke acting and taking Tom Cruise to The Box

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)