Perhaps looking for their next Twilight franchise, Summit yesterday found a screenwriter for Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy.
Evan Daughtery will be taking on the screenwriting role.
The Hollywood Reporter says:
Daugherty’s writing credits include Universal’s high profile Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, and Shrapnel, directed by John McTiernan.
Roth’s YA novel, published by HarperCollins imprint Katherine Tegen Books, hit the stands last month and quickly made the New York Times’ bestseller list, where it remains.
Divergent has parallels to the book series Hunger Games, which is being made into a film series by Lionsgate.
In Roth’s novel, society is divided into five factions that represent a particular virtue: Honesty, selflessness, bravery, perfection, peacefulness or intelligence.
At the heart of the story is a 16-year-old girl who leaves her family for a rival faction, where she faces a brutal initiation, even as she keeps a secret that could lead to her death. But when unrest grows between the factions, she must decide whether to reveal her true self in order to save the ones she loves.
Have you read this book, and are you excited to see it be made into a film?
You can see the book here on Amazon.