Neil Burger Not Returning for DIVERGENT Sequel

By Amirose Eisenbach December 17, 2013

Neil Burger's sci-fi adventure "Divergent", based on Veronica Roth's young adult book series, will hit theaters next March. Starring Shailene Woodley as the title character, the books deals with many social and political themes. Lionsgate also plans on releasing the full trilogy, with "Insurgent" being the next film and "Allegiant" closing out the installments. It appears that they will proceed without Burger for the next film however, as he will not be returning to the franchise.

No reasons were specified for the departure but not continuing with a franchise doesn't always spell out drama. It's possible he just didn't want to be tied to it for the next few years.

After the success of "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" and new YA novels being adapted like "Vampire Academy", Lionsgate sure has high hopes for what this film and future franchise could bring them.

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"Divergent" will hit AMC Theatres on March 21, 2014

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