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Remember that thing we were saying earlier about having all sorts of Divergent things to look forward to between now and when the movie arrives in theaters next March? Well, the above photo is a prime example of that. Tris' training may not be a carnival ride, but there sure is a big ferris wheel involved. Those who have read Veronica Roth's book likely remember a rather large, old ferris wheel playing a part of the backdrop of the story at one point. We can only assume that the one featured in this latest look at the movie is that ferris wheel, though it's really just taking up space in this image, which comes to us via Entertainment Weekly, following our first look at the Divergent cover for the magazine.
The picture shows Divergent stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James playing Tris and Four respectively. Those eager for some glimpses behind the scenes have only to do a search for set photos of the movie, which is in production in Chicago now. And that's good news. Unlike some movies, which are filmed on sets or locations done up by movie magic to look like other places, Divergent is being filmed in the city in which it takes place. Of course, the Chicago of the story is very different from the real city. In Divergent, the city's not in the best shape, and is divided into five factions, which determine a person's way of life. Adolescents are faced with the choice to sort themselves into one of the other factions or remain in the faction in which they were raised. Prior to making her choice, Woodley's Tris learns that she's Divergent, which means she won't fit into any one faction. From there, she makes her choice and begins the training process, which puts her in the company of James' Four, her trainer. And there they are above, walking together, looking armed and up for whatever threats might present themselves. Though, for Four, who isn't a big fan of heights, I'd say he's probably feeling more threatened by that ferris wheel than he is by anything else that might jump out at them in their otherwise dreary looking setting.
Divergent arrives in theaters March 21 and is directed by Neil Burger. In addition to Woodley and James, the film stars Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Tony Goldwyn and Ashley Judd.
As mentioned, the photo comes along with the cover for EW's latest issue, which will look behind the scenes of the film. And we'll hopefully learn some interesting tidbits about the making of the movie in the feature as well.
Also coming up in the not-so-distant future, Veronica Roth has the third book in the trilogy, Allegiant, coming this October, and she just announced that she's writing four e-shorts, which will come from Four's perspective, the first of which will be available in September.