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‘Divergent’ creator on cancellation of final film in series: ‘I always felt peaceful’

Else Author Veronica Roth talks about the film adaptation of her book series and the final film that was never made.

In a new interview, Roth says she was “at peace” with the fourth film The diverse series be demolished. Lionsgate split Roth’s third book into two films to provide a culmination of the eponymous franchise RisingBut the film never saw the light of day.

“I mean, splitting things in half was all the rage back then. That’s why this decision was made,” Roth said in an interview with People. “But at that point I think I was always happy with it, just because I knew the movies were on a different path than the books, and if you change the opening credits, you change the ending. At that moment I felt like I was looking forward to the third film, I don’t know, there’s a lot we can talk about. But that’s its own thing.”

Published in 2014 and based on Roth’s 2011 novel. Else With Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q and Kate Winslet. The film got a sequel in 2015 with the title Rebellious and is based on Roth’s second book. Roth’s last book, titled Allegiant, was intended to be split into two films, with the first part released in 2016 and taking its name from the third novel in the series.

Rising was the title for what would be the conclusion The diverse series of films that ended up being cancelled. Although there is no happy ending, Roth feels the saga is complete.

“It feels complete to me, relatively speaking, because what does it really mean?” she said.

Roth also spoke about the studio’s decision to split her latest book into two films, saying, “I just feel like it has to be one big, long book for it to make sense.”

There were attempts to conclude the saga with a television series on Starz, but it ultimately failed.

Source: Deadline

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