Divergent Trailer Teases Knives, Trains, Zip-Lining And A Lot Of Action

By Kelly West 2013-11-13 08:56:30discussion comments


As promised, Summit launched the worldwide trailer premiere for Divergent this morning, giving us a new look at the feature adaptation of Veronica Rothís popular young adult series. The trailer shows us some exciting moments from the film, beginning with Tris preparing for her choosing ceremony, to her testing and on to her training. Among the stars glimpsed are Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Maggie Q, Kate Winslett and Ashley Judd.

Set in dystopian Chicago, where society is broken up into five factions which determine a personís way of life, the story centers on Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley), a teen who must choose to either stay in her familyís faction, the selfless Abnegation, or switch to a different faction. To add even more pressure to her situation, she learns that sheís Divergent, which means she can never fit in to any one faction. Itís something she has to keep a secret as she begins her training.

The new trailer actually touches on most of those key point and more. In addition to seeing her prepare for her Choosing ceremony, we get a look at Tris as she begins a simulation, which puts her in a tank full of water and then demonstrates her ability to recognize that itís not real. Spoiler alert: That's something non-Divergentís canít do. We also see Tris' introduction to Theo Jamesí Four, one of the Dauntless trainers, and the trailer glimpses a few more moments from their developing relationship. The video goes on to show us the knife-throwing scene, and later, Tris looking at the faction symbols tattooed on Four's back, while he can be heard saying he wants to be be brave, selfless, intelligent, honest and kind.

Finally, did anyone else hear "Come with me if you want to live" when Four says, "If you want to survive, follow me."

Now for a bit of gif fun. Here are a few great moments glimpsed in the trailer:

Tris watches the Dauntless people jumping from the train:

Dauntless jump

Four throws knives at Tris:

knife scene

And the tiniest snippet of what looks like the zip lining scene!

zip lining scene

Directed by Neil Burger, Divergent arrives in theaters March 21, 2014. See what Neil Burger and author Veronica Roth had to tell us about the film back at Comic-Con last summer here. And watch the previously released preview here.
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