In keeping with what’s become standard practice for final books in young-adult series, Summit announced Friday it’s splitting “Allegiant,” the third and final novel in Veronica Roth’s tale of the Dauntless and the Amitys, into two films.
The company will keep up the breakneck pace it’s begun with the first two
All of which means that -- yes -- four Roth adaptations will hit within the space of three years. It’s a move that makes sense from a business standpoint — midmajors like Summit/Lionsgate need franchises and this gives the company a kind of economic consistency. Still, that's a lot of franchise-type moviemaking in a short period with not a ton of time for development and prep.
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It remains to be seen whether the Woodley-
Expect director(s) to be named for “Allegiant” in the not-too-distant or dystopian future.
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