Originally posted on Variety:
Lionsgate has released the first trailer for “Divergent,” highlighting star Shailene Woodley’s initiation into the Dauntless faction.
Woodley and co-star Theo James introduced the footage during MTV’s Video Music Awards pre-show on Sunday.
“Divergent” is set to be released next March 21.
The Neil Burger pic is an adaptation of the first novel of Veronica Roth’s trilogy about a post-apocalyptic Chicago. Vanessa Taylor wrote the screenplay.
Lionsgate has noted that the release date is the same slot used last year for the release of its mega-hit “The Hunger Games.”
Story centers on a society divided into five factions, each dedicated to a particular virtue — Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity and Erudite — with all 16-year-olds required on a particular day to select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives.