BE STILL MY FOURTRIS SHIPPING HEART!! Deadline reports that Divergent may be on track to begin filming later this year!
Lionsgate and Summit, companies built on the novel adaptations of and , are staying on their bookish paths. So much so that the combined entity has a hold on the latest bestseller lists that the company’s betting will turn into box office success down the line. , written by Veronica Roth, tops the Children’s Paperback books list this week. Lionsgate-Summit’s feature adaptation of the dystopian teen tale, with screenplay by Evan Daugherty, is in pre-production now with plans to start filming later this year. If that proves a hit at theaters, the company also holds rights to the twentysomething author’s sequel which currently sits No. 1 on the Children’s Chapter Books list.
Read more at Deadline!
UPDATE 6/21: We now have confirmation that Lionsgate/Summit does indeed anticipate a 2012 start for Divergent filming! Huge news for the fandom! Thanks to Fangirlishness!