It’s impossible to tell which one of these young adult adaptations will actually connect with audiences or if the fanbases are large enough to turn the film into a hit. The The Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter fanbases were clearly more than just the young adults targeted by the material, but films such as The Mortal Instruments and Percy Jackson don’t seem to capture the imaginations in the same way.
So, how will Divergent perform once it hits theaters on March 21, 2014? It seems like a crapshoot, though it also seems as if there is only room for one major franchise based on the same thematic element at one time and in those terms it seems like Divergent may have a bit too much Hunger Games in it to truly compete.
Here’s the plot:
The first two posters were released today over at Yahoo featuring the film’s two lead characters in Beatrice (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James). Check them both out below.