The final trailer has been released for Divergent, the upcoming sci-fi thriller based on the novel by Veronica Roth. The film follows Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, who finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided society. Yes, it’s another girl-in-trouble-in-a-dystopian-future-based-on-a-young-adult-novel kind of film, aimed clearly at the tween-market. While these sort of films seem to be a dime a dozen these days, we’re trying to hold our judgements till we’ve seen the actual movie. After all, there is talent here. Director Neil Burger more-or-less proved his worth with the surprise hit that was Limitless, and the film stars Kate Winslet and Shailene Woodley, who hasn’t put a foot wrong in some time. We’ll see…
The film also stars Theo James, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Tony Goldwyn and Ashley Judd.
Official synopsis for Divergent:
The story is set within a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, and Tris Prior, played by Shailene Woodley, is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
ETA: USA – 21 March, 2014. AUS – 10 April, 2014.