Summit just sent over ten new pictures from their upcoming young adult adaptation Divergent, which is set in a future where America is divided into five ideological factions to stabilize society and uphold peace, every citizen must choose a permanent faction at age 16 – either their own or another. In it Shailene Woodley stars as Tris Prior who is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
Directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist), the film co-stars Theo James, Kate Winslet, Tony Goldwyn, Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller and ZoÃ« Kravitz.
Obviously comparisons to The Hunger Games will be made as I have only read the above synopsis and I can already see comparisons, so Summit will have to do their best to attempt to appeal to the same audience without looking as if they are selling the same product.
Divergent hits theaters on March 21, 2014. Check out the new pictures below and let me know if you think this looks like a stand-out-of-the-crowd kind of movie or just another YA adaptation that will follow in the footsteps of films such as Eragon and Beautiful Creatures.