[Movies] Divergent Director Not Returning For Sequel
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.17.2013
He's finishing up the first while the second gets ready...
Summit Entertainment is moving so quickly on the Divergent franchise that they have to switch out directors for the second film. Variety reports that Neil Burger, who is directing the first film, will not be coming back for the sequel Insurgent because he is still in post-production and the sequel is looking toward pre-production already.
Summit released a statement that reads, "Neil Burger is a rock star and he is doing a fantastic job on Divergent. We can't wait for you to see the film. But as amazing as Neil is he still cannot be in two places at once and thus needs to finish post production on Divergent while we gear up to start production on Insurgent."
Burger will be an executive producer on the sequel. Divergent releases on March 21st, 2014.