Director Neil Burger (“Limitless”), currently in post-production on the film adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s young adult dystopian sci-fi series “Divergent,” will not return for the proposed sequel “Insurgent” at Summit Entertainment.
No reason has been given why Burger isn’t returning, but the tight schedule of production is expected to be a major factor - Summit plans to release the films annually with the first one on March 21st 2014 and the second on March 20th 2015. “Insurgent” will begin production this coming Spring to make that release date.
In fact today they announced that the third film in the “Divergent” series, “Allegiant,” is targeting a March 18th 2016 release.
Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Tony Goldwyn, Ashley Judd and Kate Winslet star in the first film which is set in a society divided into five factions that each represent a particular virtue. It’s in this environment a young man and woman set out to rebel against the system and discover a growing conflict that threatens to unravel this seemingly perfect society.