The Man Behind the New Divergent Movie Still: Jaap Buitendijk

As I looked at the first movie still for Divergent that released earlier today, I noticed a name that looked familiar...Image Credit Jaap Buitendijk.  If you happen to be a Harry Potter enthusiast then you might also recognize the name.  Jaap Buitendijk did all of the stills for the last four Harry Potter films.  He was also responsible for the last four Harry Potter movie posters and the Official Magazine covers.

Not a Harry Potter fan?  

Then you may recognize the name Jaap Buitendijk from his work on movies like Martin Scorcese's Hugo and Oliver Stone's Alexander just to name a couple.

Summit Entertainment is giving Divergent all the right assets to be a BIG success   Jaap Buitendijk is talented. Period.  This is a major show of support from Lionsgate/Summit towards the Divergent Movie.

We can't help but wonder if Veronica Roth requested Jaap, but we intend to find out.  Veronica has admitted to  being a HUGE Harry Potter fan. Or was this just a coincidence?   Either way we are excited to hear that the studio is supporting this franchise in the way that they are.

First Divergent still by Jaap Buitendijk

 

Here is just a small look at some of Jaap Buitendijk's work, fangirl/boy in the comments!

I wonder what the Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) thinks of this Harry Potter connection?  Remember he is a Divergent fan!

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Comment by Susan on April 24, 2013 at 12:20pm
Let it be that Harry Potter's photographer made it's way to the Divergent set. This can correlate into something big!!!!!!!
Comment by Ronica on April 24, 2013 at 12:25pm
All I can say: If Jaap is doing the stills, THSI IS GOING TO BE AWESOME! I'm a HUGE harry potter fan, and I can't wait for divergent o come out!!!!!
Comment by DauntlessCupcakes on April 24, 2013 at 1:13pm

love the pic!

Comment by Divergent_Lover on April 24, 2013 at 1:19pm

wow

Comment by Sydney on April 24, 2013 at 1:50pm
Wow I'm so glad that someone so talented is working on the stills :)
Comment by 4FearsThen4FearsNow on April 24, 2013 at 2:09pm
Not really a HUGE Harry Potter fan but OMG THATS AMAZING!!!!!!
Comment by Four+Six=Ten on April 24, 2013 at 3:25pm

ARGH!!! AS SOON AS YOU SAID THAT NAME I SCREAMED !!! I AM THE BIGGEST HARRY POTTER FAN EVER AND THAT IS SO COOL!!! I LOVE ALL HIS WORK!!!!

Comment by Kathleen123 on April 24, 2013 at 3:32pm
REALLY?? Voldemort must be pretty psyched about the connection
Comment by Kathleen123 on April 24, 2013 at 3:33pm
I am glad someone soo talented is on the stills. I can not wait to see more stills in the near future
Comment by 4+Tris=<3 on April 24, 2013 at 3:49pm

AMAZING!!!

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