We heard last week that Lionsgate is re-titling the third and fourth instalments in The Divergent Series. Originally due to be called Allegiant – Part 1 and Allegiant – Part 2, next year’s third movie will now simply be called Allegiant, followed by Ascendant in 2017.
Following the title announcement, the studio has now released the first teaser trailer for The Divergent Series: Allegiant, with Shailene Woodley’s Tris and co. venturing beyond the wall. The teaser does a good job of bringing you up to speed if you’ve not seen the first two instalments, with footage from Allegiant kicking in around the 50-second mark.
Courtesy of Amazon, here’s the synopsis for Veronica Roth’s original novel.
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller, Keiynan Lonsdale, and Octavia Spencer are all returning alongside Woodley, with Jeff Daniels and Bill Skarsgård topping the new recruits.
Robert Schwentke (RED, Insurgent) is once more behind the camera, with a script co-written by Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner), Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (Exodus: Gods and Kings), and Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).
The Divergent Series: Allegiant will be released on March 18th, 2016 in the US and UK. Insurgent brought 3D and IMAX 3D into play for the franchise, and Allegiant is likely to repeat that next year.