Book to Movie News! Veronica Roth’s ALLEGIANT

It’s been blowing up my News Feed, readers!

It appears we’re not getting a big-screen adaptation of Veronica Roth’s final Divergent book, Allegiant.

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And the news gets worse before it gets better.

Bad… Shailene Woodley, Ansel Englort, and Four Theo James are not going to be starring in it (probably).

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But, there’s good news…I guess?

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They want to make it a TV series, titled Ascendant.  (That’s right, they’re changing the name…completely.)

So what do you guys think?  Good idea?  Bad idea?

Personally, I think they just don’t want to kill of Tris in the end of the fourth movie.

Let’s just say, I’m glad Veronica Roth has continued on with her life and is putting out new books.

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DIVERGENT Movie News!

While I should be working…Instead, I’m going to bring you a look at Theo James as Four!

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Attention all you Four fans: here’s an exclusive reveal of Theo James as Tobias “Four” Eaton, the mysterious–and rather dreamy–Dauntless leader that takes a special interest in Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley).

For those of you who haven’t read the Veronica Roth books, Divergent takes place in a dystopian future where all of society is divided into five factions: Amity (peaceful), Abnegation (selfless); Candor (honest, Erudite (intelligent); a nd Dauntless (brave). Our heroine, sixteen-year-old Tris, chooses the Dauntless faction.

EW caught up with Theo James while he was on a break from shooting Divergent in Chicago where the production will continue until mid-July.  ”Is this the picture where I have a t-shirt on and no pants? I was really hoping they’d use that one,” James jokes, before explaining that this picture (note: he is wearing pants) captures a moment from early in the film when Four is showing the Dauntless initiates around their new headquarters. “I’ve introduced them to this world and they’re still in the beginning stages of training,” he says. “At this stage you don’t really know what Four is all about.”

James got a taste for leadership when much of the cast participated in a kind of boot camp before filming. James was even given the opportunity to take charge of the Dauntless training, leading the 50 or so actors that make up the core group of background Dauntless characters. “They didn’t know he was playing Four, they thought he was our stunt coordinator,” says director Neil Burger, with a laugh. “He put them through it.”

Says James, “I know it sounds ridiculous but it was really quite useful: it helped set a tone for those scenes, being able to live the character a bit.  At one point, Shailene was laughing and I got real serious with her and said”—the actor lowers his voice to a menacing whisper—”Don’t. Laugh.”  He laughs. “Shai was like, ‘um, are you joking right now?’”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

EW’s Exclusive FIRST LOOK at Divergent

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Divergent, the highly anticipated adaptation of the first book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling YA series, only recently began filming on location in Chicago. But Shailene Woodley, who stars as heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior, tells EW that the younger members of the Neil Burger-directed movie — which includes Ashley Judd, Kate Winslet, Theo James and Zoë Kravitz — have already clicked. “It’s a good group,” she says. “We’re hanging out on weekends, celebrating birthdays. Everyone just wants to get to know one another. It’s rare to get a big group together and not have any conflicts. It’s really kind of amazing.”

Divergent takes place in a dystopian future where society is divided up into five factions. In this exclusive photograph, Tris is taking the place of a fellow Dauntless initiate, and must stand still while knives are thrown at her head. “It’s about being selfless and standing up for what’s right,” Woodley says.

But don’t worry about those knives: “They’re just rubber,” she says.

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Divergent 3 finally has a title!!

After much waiting and anticipation, fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series finally know the name of the third and last book in the trilogy!

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ALLEGIANT will be in book stores on October 22, 2013. Here’s a brief summary from Goodreads:

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

Not much else has been released about the overall story of the third novel, but it’s sure to be as fast paced, suspenseful, and gripping as the previous books in the series. We’re still eagerly awaiting cover art, too. Some fans are speculating online that the symbol for Abnegation or Erudite will be featured on the final book’s cover.

Raise your hand if you’re excited!!

Theo James cast as Four/Tobias in DIVERGENT adaptation!

DivergentTheo JamesWell, he’s not one ANY of us considred, but we officially know who will be playing Four in Summit Entertainment’s film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent.

Theo James, 28, is a British actor who’s resume isn’t long, but pretty impressive. The actor, who has been seen in Downton Abby, Golden Boy, and Underworld: Awakening, will join Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and Maggie Q as one of the main characters in the dystopian trilogy.

Moviefone reports that Jai Courtney has signed on to play Eric, and various outlets are reporting that Aaron Eckhart, Kate Winslet, and Ray Stevenson have also been cast and/or offered roles in the film.

So who wants to sound off? What are YOUR thoughts on the casting choice?