Say hello to the first powerful piece of promotional material for The Divergent Series: Insurgent. That teaser of Tris (Shailene Woodley) riding the burning building was downright bizarre and the film’s first full trailer didn’t really help put that scene into context or sell the sequel as a compelling continuation of the events from the first film, but this new featurette actually does.
Just because the cast and crew describe the transition from Divergent to Insurgent in an interesting, compelling manner certainly doesn’t guarantee the full feature will be any good, but if some of these ideas do make it to screen as described, there’s a chance it could successfully open up this world. Hit the jump to check out the new Insurgent featurette. The film is due in theaters on March 20th and also stars Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet.
Here’s the synopsis for The Divergent Series: Insurgent:
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.