Lionsgate Identifies Key Differences Between ‘Divergent’ and ‘The Hunger Games’

Lionsgate went to wall street to assure investors that while similar to The Hunger Games, Divergent can carry it’s own with book sales already following suit of the Twilight and Hunger Games franchise.

From Deadline:

Lionsgate execs had to do a little balancing act this morning when they talked to Wall Street analysts about the early plans for the movie version of author Veronica Roth’s Divergent. They clearly want investors to salivate over the prospect of another hit on the order of The Hunger Games. But they don’t want the Street to believe that the studio will blithely slap the Divergent name on the Hunger Games playbook.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Rob Friedman says he recognizes key differences in the stories, and their fan bases. In Divergent “the society is different,” he says. Hunger Games “is about the society that’s striving for survival” while Divergent “is about the way a society is surviving with distinct personalities and how those personalities interweave with each other.” Not sure that I get the distinction, but the analyst who asked the question called the insight “helpful.”

Do you think Divergent will play out like another Hunger Games, or start a film legacy of it’s own? 

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Comment by ♥divergent on February 20, 2013 at 1:59pm

No, Divergent will be bigger and better than the hunger games

Comment by Dauntingjay on February 20, 2013 at 2:06pm
No I think Divergent will be a start of something new. The Hunger Gans is AMAZING, and so is Divergent, but I think that they both are totally seperate. They are both dystopians but they both have a totally different amazing story behind them.
Comment by THG&4 on February 20, 2013 at 5:18pm

@Tris_Prior 

I agree Hunger Games and Divergent are both different in there own special way. 

For me Tris is the average teenage girl-like me. And Katniss is what every teenager would dream to be. But most of us probably relate more to Tris than Katniss. 

Nevertheless, I can't wait for the movie!!! :D

Comment by Ashley Llandar on February 20, 2013 at 8:12pm

I agree, I think that it will be better then the Hunger Games, at least I hope so :D Don't get me wrong the Hunger Games is great i just thought they changed too much stuff from the book to the movie... I hope they don't do that with Divergent! 

Comment by Kate Brown on February 22, 2013 at 7:01am

I definitely see a resemblance between Hunger Games and Divergent, but they are two completely different stories. I think that all teenage girls can relate way more to Tris than they can to Katniss, which is why Divergent should be so much more popular. Don't get me wrong, I love the Hunger Games, but Divergent, I think, will be something new; different than anything before.

Comment by Miss Four on February 23, 2013 at 8:17am

Yea!! When I first saw the Divergent symbol and under it said 'coming soon to theaters , I thought that it was either a really old poster or Hunger Games was coming back to theaters

Comment by Saskia Queeley on February 23, 2013 at 1:16pm

As much as I love The Hunger Games, I think that Divergent WILL be bigger and better.

Comment by Mrs. Tobias on February 23, 2013 at 10:02pm
i absoutely love the hunger games but i think divergent will start its own film legacy!! they are too different to have the same effect!
Comment by Tris on February 24, 2013 at 3:12pm
I love the hunger games and divergent. But I don't think they are the same. Each story has its own unique storyline, and I think both books/movies are great
Comment by silver stone on February 25, 2013 at 4:30pm

this film is going to be amazing the books to to amazing the only thing that is going to be wrong with it is i wont be in it. don't get me wrong the hunger games is a grate movie franchise as well. i just hope they don't have competing weekends this year wont be good for the box office.

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