Evan Daugherty Hired To Adapt “Divergent”

Summit Entertainment has hired Evan Daugherty (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Shrapnel”) to adapt Veronica Roth’s young adult dystopian thriller “Divergent” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in a future Chicago which has become a dystopian society divided into five factions with each pursuing a different virtue – honesty, selflessness, braveness, peace and intelligence.

Once a year, sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. It’s then a teenage boy and girl set out to rebel against the system and discover a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society.

Pouya Shabazian, Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce.