Lionsgate’s plans for the fourth and final instalment of The Divergent Series have suffered a setback, with Entertainment Weekly revealing that director Robert Schwentke has pulled out of the concluding chapter Ascendant.
According to the site, Schwentke – who has directed The Divergent Series: Insurgent and this year’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant – is looking to take a break, having shot both movies back to back. Ascendant is scheduled to go into production this summer, so Lionsgate will need to move quickly to secure his replacement.
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The Divergent Series: Allegiant is set for release on March 10th in the UK and March 18th in the States, with a cast that includes Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Jeff Daniels, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jonny Weston, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Nadia Hilker and Bill Skarsgård.