Hot on the heels of Divergent
's massive success, Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment have decided to turn their series from a trilogy to a quadrilogy!
Follow-up Insurgent is still scheduled for a 2015 release - but the studios have opted to split the final film, Allegiant, into two parts.
Part 1 will keep the March 16, 2016 date, originally on on the books for the film, and part two will follow in 2017.
The series is based on Veronica Roth's successful young adult fiction trilogy series and stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Australian Jai Courtney.
“Veronica Roth brings her captivating story to a masterful conclusion in Allegiant, a rich, action-packed book with material that is ideally suited to two strong and fulfilling movies,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger.
“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.”