THE DI­VER­GENT SE­RIES: IN­SUR­GENT

RE­LEASED 18 Mar ch

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - 2015 movie preview -

DI­REC­TOR

Robert Sch­wen­tke

STARS

Shai­lene Wood­ley, Theo James, Jai Court­ney, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet

THE PITCH

More ad­ven­tures with teen Tris, a square peg in a round hole. Fact: The Di­ver­gent Se­ries is poised to pick up the crown The Hunger Games fran­chise will toss to the ground once its fi­nal in­stal­ment is re­leased in Novem­ber 2015. And there couldn’t be a more wor­thy suc­ces­sor. Di­ver­gent was a de­cent crack at the teenager-in- dystopian-so­ci­ety schtick do­ing the rounds at the mo­ment, and In­sur­gent prom­ises to raise its game, with Tris ( Wood­ley, al­ways ex­cel­lent) try­ing to es­cape the clutches of Evil Kate Winslet while sur­rounded by a high­ly­trained, ac­tion- ready team of gifted young­sters. As with The Hunger Games, Al­le­giant – the fi­nal novel in the tril­ogy by Veronica Roth – will be split into two films, the fi­nal one hit­ting cin­e­mas in 2017. Tris is it.

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