Robert Schwentke has been roped in to direct “Divergent” sequel titled “Insurgent”.
Summit Entertainment has tapped Schwentke to direct “Insurgent” after Neil Burger, who wielded the megaphone for the first film, couldn`t return for the second movie, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“We are excited to announce that we have found the perfect director to carry on the story of Tris Prior and the expanded world of `Insurgent` in Robert Schwentke,” Erick Feig, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in a statement.
Schwentke is known for directing films like “Flightplan” and “R.I.P.D.`”.
“Robert, with whom we have already had a successful relationship, has proven a master storyteller in multiple genres and we can`t wait to see what he brings to Veronica Roth`s next installment of the `Divergent` series.
“As well, we are very happy to welcome Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman to the team as executive producers,” he added.