VARIETY – Lionsgate is planning to wrap up the “Divergent Series” with a television movie and a spinoff series, Variety has learned.
Negotiations are in the early stages, but instead of having “The Divergent Series: Ascendant” open in theaters next year, the studio wants to wrap up the film series on the small screen, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. That would then segue into a standalone television series set in the same post-apocalyptic world.
The first two “Divergent” films were box office hits, but the most recent chapter, “Allegiant,” stumbled when it hit theaters last spring. The fourth and final film, “Ascendant,” was originally scheduled to debut in June 2017, when it would have squared off against “World War Z 2” and a reboot of “The Mummy.” The studio initially planned to start shooting this summer in Atlanta, before “Allegiant’s” box office performance caused them to rethink that strategy.
Lionsgate’s television group will handle production. The idea is to finalize the storylines involving the current cast and to introduce a new cast, who would then continue the series on either a traditional or streaming network.
The “Divergent” films focused on a futuristic society where people are broken up into social and personality-related factions. Veronica Roth authored the best-selling series that inspired the movies.
It’s not clear if stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, and others will return for the “Ascendant” television movie. Lee Toland Krieger (“Age of Adaline”) had been tapped to direct the film.
No deals appear to have been made, and sources say that the the studio has yet to pitch the project to networks.
Ansel is one of the new faces for the Prada L’Homme fragrance. Three photos have been released so far and added to the photo gallery! Ansel looks so great! Hopefully there will be more photos soon.
After more than 2 years, the new version of Ansel Elgort Fan is here. We have a beautiful new layout and gallery layout! Huge thanks to my amazing friend Nicole for making them. The themes features several shoots of Ansel over the last year, DuJour, Town & Country, Details, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and more! I really hope you all like them as much as I do!
Today is also the 3 year anniversary of the site’s grand opening. Thank you for all the support with the site! I hope you will all continue to visit the site for more years to come as we support Ansel’s long career ahead!
If you haven’t noticed either, we are now back at our old domain ansel-elgort.com! You will still be able to access the site through ansel-elgort.net.
Ansel’s single Home Alone has just released! Give it a listen below! :)
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros’ fantasy film Dungeons And Dragons, the movie based on the role-playing game that began in 1974 and has built a multi-generational cult following worldwide, is moving forward with word coming that YA favorite Ansel Elgort is in early negotiations to star in the project — a primo role for any actor.
Dungeons And Dragons, to be directed by Rob Letterman, has been a top priority film for Warner Bros. which is looking for new franchises to invigorate the studio. The property was, at one point, the center of litigation as who had the rights. That was resolved last August.
David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) scripted the fantasy story for the studio. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Sweetpea Entertainment’s Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman, and Roy Lee are producing.
Dungeons And Dragons is a fantasy adventure centering on a warrior and his band of mystical creatures as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure. It’s known that Vin Diesel has also expressed interest in being part of the film as he has been a fan of and played the game for more than 20 years. What role, if any, he may take is yet to be determined, but with as big of a social media presence that he has, it seems a no-brainer.
Elgort catapulted onto the big screen with the reboot of Carrie and then Divergent before hitting gold with The Fault In Our Stars. He has since been tapped for the entire Divergent series as well as such films as Baby Driver and Billionaire Boys Club.
Elgort is repped by CAA and Brookside Artist Management.
Yesterday (June 19), Ansel and Violetta attended the Milan Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 along with a private dinner hosted by Miuccia Prada And Patrizio Bertelli. I’ve added a few high quality photos from the events to the gallery!
Last night (June 06), Ansel attended the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. High quality photos have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
On Saturday (June 04), Ansel attended the Southampton Fresh Air Home’s Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale and Auction. Check out high quality photos in our gallery!
Last Thursday (June 02), Ansel attended Rob Gronkowski and GQ’s Pool Party on the on the roof of N.Y.C.’s Hotel Americano. You can check out two from the party in our gallery!