Divergent Book and Movie Fansite
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.
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?