Lionsgate are following the trilogy pattern of splitting Divergent‘s final movie installation into two separate movies.
The second installation of the trilogy, Insurgent, is due to be released in 2015, followed by the first part of Allegiant in 2016.
The announcement was made by the vice chairman for Lionsgate, Michael Burns, though it came as no surprise to many.
Sources say the decision derived from the content of Allegiant, “Veronica Roth brings her captivating story to a masterful conclusion in Allegiant, a rich, action-packed book with material that is ideally suited to two strong and fulfilling movies.”
This strategy is familiar to fans of both the Twilight and The Hunger Games trilogies, both of which had their final movie split into two separate instalments.