Divergent Sequel Insurgent Begins Filming for 2015 release

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Divergent Sequel Insurgent Begins Filming for 2015 release

Divergent was a decent hit at the box office in March 2014, taking in over $260 million worldwide.

That's not Hunger Games figures but as the first in a new series with a relatively modest budget its certainly enough of a success to make studio Lionsgate keen to continue with the series. And so they shall, as principal photography kicked off in Atlanta today.

That's a hell of a fast turnaround, just a matter of months after finishing the last shoot and with less than a year until its due in cinema. That's part of the reason why Divergent director Neil Burger passed on the second film, explaining to us that he didn't feel it was enough time to bring the sequel to screens.

Instead, that job goes to German director RobertSchwentke - most recently responsible for RIPD and RED, he's also on board to helm the first part of Allegiant, due in 2016.

The young and attractive cast are all contracted for four movies (the third book being split, a la Hunger Games and Twilight) including Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller and the slightly older sorts include Kate Winslet and Maggie Q.

The second story deals with the fallout of the end of Divergent, as Tris (Woodley) and the survivors have to deal with a whole new world and the consequences of their actions.

Insurgent is in cinemas from the 20th of March 2014.



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