Lionsgate giving ‘Allegiant’ the Duel Treatment

Lionsgate has officially announced that it will release Allegiant, the third book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy, as two separate films.  The films will follow the upcoming sequel Insurgent, which begins production next month.  That film will hit theaters on March 20, 2015.

Lionsgate will now release a total of four Divergent films on its Summit Entertainment label.  Last month the first in the franchise, Divergent, hit theaters, already amassing over $175 million worldwide.  The film stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James and is set in a post-apocolyptic world where everyone's future is all but pre-determined.

The duel treatment has become a staple for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment - especially when dealing with young adult book adaptions.  The studio has followed the same forumla with both The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games.

Allegiant - Parts 1 & 2 are set to be released on March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017 respectively.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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