The first official teaser trailer for Divergent has arrived. The film, an adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s best-selling young adult novel, is set in a dystopian world where teens are put into danger. The teaser debuted during MTV’s Video Music Awards pre-show with an introduction by stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James. Check out the teaser trailer below.
Divergent is set in a futuristic dystopia where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
Unsurprisingly, Summit Entertainment hopes this will be the first of a potential franchise. Despite the fact that Shailene Woodley is a fantastic young actress, the teaser trailer isn’t all that great. I know, it’s only a teaser trailer, the first of many trailers I’m sure. On the other hand, aren’t teaser trailers supposed to be exciting? Oh well. The film co-stars Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ray Stevenson, Ashley Judd, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, and Zoe Kravitz. The film is directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist and Limitless)
Do you think Divergent will be the next Hunger Games or will it disappoint just like Beautiful Creatures and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones? I guess we’ll find out on March 21st, 2014.