Summit has confirmed that the third and final book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy titled Allegiant is set for a March 18, 2016 theatrical release.
It’s worth noting that this is not Allegiant, Part 1. In other words, there are no plans (right now) to split the final book into two movies like they and parent studio Lionsgate did for YA titans Twilight and The Hunger Games.
A release date for the Allegiant movie shows the studio’s confidence in the first movie being a hit when it arrives in theaters early next year. It stars Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four.
Divergent will hit theaters March 21, 2014, and Insurgent is set for March 20, 2015. Brian Duffield is currently writing the screenplay for the latter.
The Allegiant book was released in October and made waves in the literature community because of its surprise ending. Earlier today we reported that the book was Amazon’s best-selling kids/teens novel of 2013.