Summit and Lionsgate have released the final trailer for The Divergent Series: Allegiant, the third of four films based on Veronica Roth’s trilogy of Divergent novels. Insurgent director Robert Schwentke returns to helm Allegiant, which finds Shailene Woodley’s Tris and Theo James’ Four venturing outside the walls of Chicago to discover the truth behind their city’s isolation, which leads to a bigger threat than either of them ever imagined. Jeff Daniels joins the cast this time around as the mysterious leader of a large organization who threatens to destroy everyone and everything that Tris loves, as she and her friends discover their lives have been one big lie.
Divergent was a so-so capitalization on the Hunger Games craze, but its follow-up, Insurgent fell to the lows of a forgettable dystopian something or other. In truth, Roth’s source material isn’t the strongest of foundations for a major feature film franchise, but having read the books I’m both perplexed and intrigued by what look to be massive changes in this third film, which appears to run up through the entirety of the trilogy’s story, leaving the final installment, Ascendant, a major question mark. Indeed, Schwentke recently exited the director’s chair of Ascendant, so Lionsgate and Summit are working quickly to find a replacement so they can get filming underway this summer for the film’s 2017 release date.
For now, though, take a look at this final trailer for Allegiant, which I can’t really make heads or tails of. Are people still excited for this franchise? I’m genuinely curious. The film also stars Ansel Elgort, Jeff Daniels, Octavia Spencer, Miles Teller, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q,Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim and Naomi Watts. The Divergent Series: Allegiant opens March 18th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Divergent Series: Allegiant:
The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT takes Tris [Shailene Woodley] and Four [Theo James] into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before.
After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.