If you’re having trouble keeping all of your dystopian YA adaptations straight, you’re in luck. Summit Entertainment has released a featurette for director Neil Burger’s new film Divergent, clearly explaining the world of the film and how it stands apart from other YA fare. Based on the novel by Veronica Roth, the futuristic thriller takes place in a society where people are divided into factions based on their personalities. Tris (Shailene Woodley) is a young girl who doesn’t fit into any of the pre-assigned groups and faces grave consequences due to her status as a “Divergent.” This featurette further illuminates the intriguing world of Divergent, as Roth and stars Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, and Theo James offer their thoughts on the film. Roth’s novel is a really fun page-turner that’s surprisingly violent, so hopefully Burger’s film adaptation delivers.
Hit the jump to watch the new featurette, and click here to watch the first trailer. The film also stars Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Ansel Elgort, Christian Madsen, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, and Amy Newbold. Divergent opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on March 21, 2014.
Here’s the official synopsis for Divergent:
DIVERGENT is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.