Lionsgate revealed today that the third book in Veronica Roth’s dystopian Divergent trilogy – Allegiant – will be made into two movies instead of the previously planned single film. The move follows a trend in some of the latest book-series-turned-movies: Harry Potter and Twilight split their final books into two separate movies, and the first of The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay films premieres this November, with a release date of November 20, 2015 for Part 2.
Divergent stars Shailene Woodley as Beatrice, later calling herself Tris, who lives in a society where people are put into separate communities based on their personalities. She suddenly becomes an unwitting target when she discovers that testing shows she has an aptitude for different factions, an ability known as divergence.
The first movie premiered last month, and the sequel Insurgent comes out March 20, 2015. Allegiant Part 1 will be released on March 18, 2016 – the original date for the single film – and Allegiant Part 2 will be released on March 24 of the following year. However, no word has yet been given as to where exactly they plan to split the story for the Allegiant films.