Summit Brings in Akiva Goldsman for 'Divergent' Sequel


Divergent, the movie based on Veronica Roth's novel of the same name, isn't even in theaters, but that's not stopping Summit Entertainment from setting the sequel in motion.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has tapped Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman to touch up the script for the sequel, which is titled Insurgent. Goldsman will rewrite Brian Duffield's draft.

Production is scheduled to begin this spring, but they will need to look for a director to replace Neil Burger since he is not returning due to scheduling conflicts.

Divergent stars Shailene Woodley as a teenager who was born in the Abnegation faction. On her 16th birthday, she will have to take a test to determine which of the five factions she belongs to. The movie will be in theaters on March 21.

Lionsgate, Summit's parent company, hopes Roth's trilogy could turn into another Hunger Games for the studio.

Insurgent is set for March 20, 2015, with Allegiant, the third and final movie, set for March 18, 2016.

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