UPDATE: The studio has now confirmed the attachment of Brian Duffield to the “Insurgent” script via its official Twitter handle,@Divergent.
Per Deadline, Summit Entertainment at Lionsgate has now hired “Jane Got A Gun” screenwriter – that script made the Black List in 2011 – Brian Duffield to translate Veronica Roth’s second book to screen while the first film, scripted by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor, continues its on-going production in Chicago, Illinois.‘Insurgent’Photo credit:Harper Teen and Katherine Tegen Books
Daugherty was first hired to script “Divergent”back in June, 2011, and production followed course in April, 2013.
No word yet on whether director Neil Burger will return for the sequel or whether a proposed release date has been determined by Summit.
Even so, exciting news, right initiates? It certainly increases the likelihood of “Insurgent” heading to the big screen!
As a reminder the synopsis for “Insurgent” is as follows:
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
Book three, “Allegiant,” is set to hit shelves on Oct. 22. “Divergent” will hit theaters on March 21, 2014.