With the release of Divergent this weekend, its sequel, Insurgent, has been greenlit (officially).
“We’re confident that ‘Divergent’ is on its way to becoming another important franchise for us, and we have just greenlit the second film, ‘Insurgent,’” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.
The films are based on the books in Veronica Roth’s best selling trilogy about Tris, a 16-year-old living in a dystopia who does not fit into any one of the society’s five factions.
Though Divergent was filmed in Chicago, where the stories are set, Insurgent and Allegiant will be primarily shot in Atlanta beginning in May.
Insurgent will hit theaters on March 20, 2015. The release date for Allegiant is March 18, 2016.