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Divergent First Look: Does Theo James Get Everyone’s Approval?


Whether or not you were already a fan of Divergent, we suspect the first look at the 2014 dystopian movie that aired during the VMA preshow made you take notice. Kate Winslet! Maggie Q! Shailene Woodley jumping off of buildings. And … who is that guy teaching her martial arts and kissing her? Oh, world. We hope you’re really ready for Theo James.
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Divergent Stars, Director Get The Comic-Con Giggles


Right after they debuted the first footage from their movie over in Hall H, we were super excited to talk to Divergent stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James, along with director Neil Burger and author Veronica Roth. Little did we know they were delightfully punch drunk after a big day at Comic-Con. A simple question about the fandom wound up in Burger being reduced to tears. “They call themselves Initiates,” Roth began as the laughter continued. We’ll give you more of the real answer in the morning, but this was too cute to wait on.
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Divergent Could Get Its Director Soon: Limitless Helmer Neil Burger Is In Talks

Divergent and potential director Neil Burger

We’re still squeeing over the fact that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is really and truly being shot right now, so this latest news about another of our young-adult fiction faves feels like second Christmas: Summit is reportedly in talks with Neil Burger to direct Veronica Roth’s Divergent! This is just according to “sources” at Variety right now, and Summit isn’t commenting, but just the thought of getting this close to seeing Tris and Four and the Dauntless headquarters come to life on the big screen is super exciting. The studio is said to be aiming for a release in the first quarter of 2014.

Burger’s last film was Limitless, which earned plenty of kudos for star Bradley Cooper, who played a man who takes a drug that suddenly makes him a genius. But there was ample praise for Burger as well. “Director Neil Burger, whose first feature was the intriguing Interview With the Assassin from 2002, moves the story forward with an infectious energy,” read the Associated Press review. What do the words “infectious energy” bring to mind for you? A certain story about a young woman who lives in a dystopian Chicago where people must live in factions based on an aptitude test they take at age 16? We thought so too. Now we can get back to speculating on who should star

Here’s a reminder of the look and feel of Limitless:
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