Network right to the Hunger Games and divergent film franchises have gone to TNT. The deal includes The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Divergent and Insurgent as they beach the basic cable network level. The deal also includes telecast rights to the earlier Hunger Games films and makes TNT the first basic cable network with access to all four Divergent films.
America’s teens cast 164 million votes for this Teen Choice 2014 – which may have been the second biggest surprise of the evening (The Other Woman for Teen Choice Comedy Movie? Really?), or maybe third biggest (Choice Movie Villain Donald Sutherland, above, bearing gifts from Panem!). Most of the rest of the evening was pretty much expected: Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries dominated the TV awards; Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire dominated movies.
Also as usual, the Teen Choice Award show was less boring than most other award shows – except for the one with the Green Slime – and crammed in more awards than any two other awards shows. For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.
Divergent is the latest in a series of adaptations of dystopic YA novels. Most have flamed out spectacularly, but this Neil Burger-helmed entry hopes to beat the odds by tackling the opening of a critically well received and extremely popular book that has fans that are as passionate as those of the hugely successful Hunger Games books/movies. Like The Hunger Games, Divergent has a great cast – spearheaded by an extremely committed Shailene Woodley as the lead, Tris Prior.
The next Next Big Thing is, apparently, Divergent, the movie based on the the trilogy of YA novels about a strictly regimented society that allows its citizens to be either brave, intelligent, compassionate, et cetera. At a certain age, every citizen is tested and assigned to a group representing and living that one facet of human personality – and she fails the test (or it just doesn’t work on her), making her a Divergent. Now she will have to learn why there is a plan to destroy all Divergents and, just maybe, save her society. Divergent will be in theaters March 21, 2014.
Check out the first trailer – and social media links – after the jump.