Divergent in name but not in trend. Borrowing a page out of successful franchises like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, Lionsgate announced today that the Divergent trilogies’ final book, Allegiant, will be split into two films.
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“The storytelling arc and world of the characters lend themselves perfectly to two films, a storytelling strategy that has worked very well for us on the two Twilight Breaking Dawn films and about which we’re tremendously enthusiastic for the two upcoming Mockingjay films of The Hunger Games franchise,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger in a statement.