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Spring is coming. A long, slow winter of movies is finally coming to an end as well. We arenít totally there yet, but things are starting to look up this week with young adult novels and Muppets.
Perhaps her work on these authentic teen romances soured her on the Twilight series. Hopefully Divergent preaches the proper messages that help empower teenagers, who really could use more on-screen role models.
If this kind of sell-out behavior continues over the next couple of weeks prior to its March 21 premiere, there is indeed a good chance the lofty predictions of a $65 million opening weekend will come true. Plus, it could become one of Fandangoís biggest presales in the companyís history. Regardless of my disinterest in Divergent, Iím perfectly happy with anything knocking Twilightís successes down a couple of notches.
The Internet has no idea what to think about Divergent. On some days in some optimistic corners of cyberspace, itís painted as the next coming of The Hunger Games, an extremely exciting juggernaut that will inspire all the popular 2014 Halloween costumes and net hundreds of millions in profits.
Advance tickets for Divergent are now on sale, and to mark the occasion, Summit has released a new featurette, which focuses on Theo James character Four. Known to some for TV series Bedlam and Golden Boy, or for his brief but memorable role in an episode of Downton Abbey, James appears to be up for some stunts, particularly as it relates to fight scenes.
Of course, Rothís no dummy. Had she written about disliking the book, it surely would have robbed her of future sales, since book sales tend to skyrocket after the release of a film. And itís very possible she signed a non-disclosure agreement with the studio that forced her to keep silent about the actual movie, but both parties agreed a little bit of promotion wouldnít hurt anyone.
March is the month where both Hollywood and the indie circuit really kick into high gear, parading out big budget spectacles, quirky comedies, action romps and yes, even a Tyler Perry movie.
With Divergent once again featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, it's no surprise that some new photos from the feature adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel has made its way online.
We've actually seen Divergent stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James on the cover of Entertainment Weekly before, so that in itself isn't quite as interesting as the subject matter teased on the magazine's cover. Under the image of Tris and Four is the headline, "All Eyes On Divergent," which is subtitled "Inside the Fan Frenzy... and Why Hollywood Needs the Movie to Succeed."
Divergent fans are likely celebrating the fact that we're just one day away from the one-month countdown to the arrival of the feature adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel. The Divergent "Winter Olympics Preview" spot to make the rounds gives us a few new peeks at the film...
Maybe itís because fans are burned out on YA adaptations. Maybe itís because theyíre sick of seeing teenage protagonists trying to upend society. Maybe theyíre just not buying into Shailene Woodley. I donít know what it is, but based on everything Iíve seen so far, itís time to admit the obvious.
We still have well over a month to wait for the feature adaptation of Divergent to arrive, but promotions for the film are in full swing. Last night, stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James graced Jimmy Kimmel Live and presented the new trailer for the film. Watch the video here!
Those eagerly awaiting the feature adaptation of Veronica Roth's Divergent will want to tune in to ABC tonight for Jimmy Kimmel Live, as the film's new trailer is set to debut during the late night talk show. In the meantime, Summit released the above teaser, which gives us about fifteen seconds of footage from the film, most -- if not all -- of which looks new.
She says in the above clip, ďSeeing as how they picked up the next two Divergent films, I don't know how I'd keep my sanity with two big action films in one year." But has anyone said anything about the Divergent sequels actually happening? Is that official?
Among the recently released stills for the upcoming feature adaptation of Veronica Rothís Divergent is this shot of Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior, who's trapped in a glass case that appears to be filling up with water. If you guessed sheís doing some kind of magic trick, youíd be wrong. But seeing and believing do factor in to the above scenario.
What follows is a list of fourteen books whose film adaptations are either already in production or quickly heading in that direction. Some of them probably arenít your cups of tea, but if you look hard enough, I guarantee youíll find a few gems among this pile. Beyond that, youíll probably hit on a few classics worth rediscovering too.
A new photo for the upcoming feature adaptation of Divergent has made its way online, giving us a new look at stars Theo James and Shailene Woodley. Judging by their matching outfits and the stern expressions on their faces, it looks like weíre glimpsing a pretty serious moment.
Weíre going to go ahead and assume these ten arenít going to be the films that surprise us all that much. The writing seems to be on the wall as far as talent involved, quality of promotional material, and behind-the-scenes gossip.
There should be a little something for everyone in the coming year. And to help you plan out your movie-watching year, we singled out 14 titles weíre looking forward to in 2014, as well as a list of additional canít-miss movies.
The first clip for Divergent has arrived and it looks like a key moment from the story, showing Theo James and Shailene Woodley, as Four and Tris respectively, sharing a romantic moment. She wants to see his tattoos and he doesnít hesitate to slip out of his t-shirt to show her. Talk of tattoos leads to kissing, as is sometimes the case. Their first kiss? Quite possibly...
Following word that Divergent director Neil Burger would not be returning to direct the planned follow-up to the yet-to-be-released film, Summit has released a statement clarifying the decision for Burgerís exit, first by expressing enthusiasm for Burgerís efforts in directing the adaptation of the first book in Veronica Rothís dystopian trilogy, and then by explaining that itís his commitment to the first film that's keeping him from being available for the second one (Insurgent).
I canít imagine Lionsgate really believes their upcoming Divergent trilogy will reach The Hunger Games' numbers. But theyíre definitely ready to live in an optimistic utopia as they have set release dates for both the dystopic sequels Insurgent and Allegiant.
Films donít get much bigger than Michael Bayís Transformers franchise, and itís no surprise Paramount will reveal the first footage from Transformers: Age of Extinction during the game. Weíll probably just see Optimus Prime getting his transformation on along with a couple of explosions, but I bet people go crazy over it.
As promised, Summit launched the worldwide trailer premiere 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.
Finally, Divergent gets the back-to-the-camera hero shot poster weíve all been waiting for. I think Captain America would approve. Hot poster trends aside, how great does Shailene Woodley look as the filmís protagonist Tris Prior in the feature adaptation of Veronica Rothís popular novel?