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TNT Acquires Television rights to ‘Divergent’ and ‘The Hunger Games’!

TNT Hunger Games Divergent TV Rights

Variety is reporting that TNT has officially acquired the television rights to Divergent and The Hunger Games.

“The ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’ franchises fit perfectly within TNT’s brand evolution and expansion into action-packed genre programming,” said Michael Wright, President, Head of Programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. “Like our current hits ‘The Last Ship’ and ‘Legends’ and the upcoming series ‘The Librarians,’ the movies in these franchises are ideal for drawing young adults to the network. We look forward to making ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’ movies the kind of event programming that will engage and excite fans for years to come.”

“We’re delighted to launch this partnership with TNT for two of our biggest global franchises,” said Jim Packer, Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution. “The agreement underscores the breadth and depth of our content portfolio and supplies TNT with blockbuster franchises that will resonate with their audiences for many years to come.”

The deal also includes network premiere windows for “Divergent” and sequel “Insurgent,” which will hit theaters in March 2015, along with two further follow-up films, making TNT the first basic cable network with access to all four “Divergent” pics at the same time. Additionally, the pact includes telecast rights to “The Hunger Games” and sequel “Catching Fire.” “The Hunger Games” will air on TNT in winter 2015, with “Catching Fire” following in winter 2016, “Mockingjay – Part 1″ airing in 2017, and “Part 2″ in 2018.

 

 


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DIVERGENT COLLECTOR’S EDITION

As you heard! The official Divergent tumblr released today the features and release date of this new ‘Divergent’ edition that includes 72 pages of bonus content incluiding two essays by Veronica Roth and a map of the Dauntless compound, all the things an Initiate could wish for here:

“The #1 New York Times bestseller that started a worldwide phenomenon and inspired a major motion picture is now available in a beautifully designed Collector’s Edition. This deluxe package features:

72 pages of bonus content including:

  • Two essays by Veronica Roth, including excerpts from early drafts of Divergent 
  • An essay about the psychology behind fear and the “exposure therapy” of Dauntless initiation
  • Artistic renderings of the Choosing Ceremony Bowls
  • An excerpt from the movie script
  • Favorite quotes from Divergent, illustrated by fellow Initiates
  • A map of the Dauntless compound
  • Divergent discussion questions

Plus:

  • A four-color fold-out poster
  • A brilliant metallic book jacket
  • A satin ribbon placeholder

This edition makes a great gift for established fans who want to expand their Divergent library or who already own the Insurgent Collector’s Edition; readers new to the series who want a fuller reading experience; and fans of the feature film.”

‘Divergent Collector’s Edition’ is already available for pre-order in Amazon, HarperCollins and Barnes & Noble. It will be released on October 21st.

What do you think? Share your excitement in the comments!

Post by Mary Mendez.


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Review: Divergent DVD Special Features!


I was one of the lucky few that received a Divergent DVD early for review.

Let’s start with my favorite thing about the special features Deleted Scenes.

Deleted Scenes:
The deleted scenes were really cool to see. Even though there are not a lot of them, there are enough to make us happy. We get a Tris and Al moment, butter knife scene with Edward and Peter, a Peter and Four scene and the best thing ever a Dauntless cake moment between Tris and her mom which is extremely amazing.

The rest of the special features are pretty amazing. They feature commentary from director Neil Burger, Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick. Bringing Divergent to Life also has some great features, plus the amazing Beating Heart video by Ellie Goulding.

Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick commentary:
It is always a great thing to hear from someone other than the directors or actors as far as commentary goes. That is what we get with these special features. Lucy and Doug talk lots of things from Ansel Elgort to Shailene Woodley. Did you know that Tris was in every single scene. We already know that this cast became a family while filming and try give us a little more insight on that.

Beating Heart Music Video: Ellie Goulding music video for the Divergent movie/soundtrack is also featured on the DVD.

Neil Burger Commentary:
Neil Burger is of course the amazing director that brought Divergent to life. During his commentary Neil talks about everything from the zip-lining to the Ferris wheel scene. You can truly tell that he is connected to this film whole heartedly. The passion is obvious.

Bringing Divergent to Life:
Features A Bold Beginning(the cast talks the books and Veronica Roth talks how she came to write them., Becoming Divergent(boot camp and training) , The Epic Experience(Shailene Woodley introduces us to the first day of shooting on Divergent) and A Fearless Finish(editing Divergent and the making of visual effects.)

Seriously guys the special features are so amazing, regardless if you get the DVD or Blu-ray you are truly in for a treat with the Divergent DVD.  The DVD also comes with a set of Divergent tattoos that features all of the faction symbols and Tris’ bird tattoos.

Be sure to pick up Divergent on DVD/Blu-Ray tomorrow, August 5th.


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Watch: ‘Divergent’ Fans Can Finally See the Knife Attack Scene!

One of the most anticipated scenes from Divergent was when Edward got stabbed in the eye by Peter. It was cut from the movie. Well guess what Initiates? You can finally watch it!

Yahoo Movies has shared the deleted scene with us:

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH EDWARD KNIFE SCENE!

The scene begins with Tris (Shailene Woodley) abruptly awakening in her Dauntless sleeping barracks to the sound of guttural wails. She and Christina (Zoë Kravitz) soon find Ed (Ben Lamb) with a knife protruding from his bloodied left eye. “Pull it out. Get it out!” he shrieks. Panic ensues as the group of recently slumbering young warriors struggle with what to do next. As Tris comforts Ed, who is gasping for air, she looks up to find a suspicious character stepping out from the shadows: Peter (Miles Teller).

Divergent is now available in digital HD, and the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack goes on sale Aug. 5.


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Download the DIVERGENT iPad App- Features Exclusive Bonus Material!

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If you are an Initiate that owns an iPad you are in luck. The DIVERGENT iPad App that has hours of bonus material that can’t be seen/experienced anywhere else.

Check out some screenshots from the app:

DTS Headphone X Fashion Flipbook Xfinity Log-in Xfinity Sign-in

The iPad app is free to Divergent fans in the iTunes store and for Xfinity costumers who purchase the the Digital HD film via Xfinity On Demand, they will receive additional bonus content not available anywhere else. The app is now available in the store and as of tomorrow will include the additional content for Xfinity costumers. All told it’s a pretty amazing amount of material that isn’t offered anywhere else and will allow fans to interact with the film in a unique and unprecedented way.

ABOUT THE DIVERGENT APP

  • Divergent, the electrifying first installment of the blockbuster action adventure franchise, on Digital HD Tuesday (July 22), draws fans deeper into the world of Tris and Four with Lionsgate’s official Divergent app, an innovative experience bringing fans even closer to the action.
  • With over 150 minutes of state-of-the-art bonus features and immersive interactive content, the Lionsgate-designed iOS app is available free to all Divergent fans via the iTunes App Store and includes:
    • Making Divergent – See key scenes from the movie come together as if you were on the Chicago set, as cameras unveil the action from multiple angles while the film’s cast and crew narrate the action.
    • All-Access Movie Premiere Pass – Walk the “black” carpet with Divergent’s cast and crew, as 360-degree cameras allow fans to rub virtual elbows with Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and more at the film’s Los Angeles premiere.
    • Factions in the Real World – Experience the world of Divergent in real life as experts show what it takes to belong in Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite, Candor and Amity in our modern day world.
    • Marketing Archives – A comprehensive gallery of video and still imagery from the set and the film’s marketing campaign.
  • For Xfinity customers who buy the movie on Digital HD via Xfinity On Demand, the Divergent app unlocks a premium experience with over 250 minutes of additional content, including super-sized versions of the app’s free features as well as:
    • Dauntless Fear Simulator – Like Tris and Four, fans can conquer their fears head-on with this virtual reality, surround sound adventure. Created with actual post-production audio effects from Divergent and DTS “Headphone: X” technology, fans can use any brand or type of headphones for this unique audial experience.
    • Interactive Fashion Look Book – Delve into the style of Divergent via a carousel of featured costumes, along with original online photo albums and videos created specifically for the app.
    • Bringing Divergent to Life – View the in-depth story of the making of the film with cast and crew in this seven-part documentary.
  • Combined, the Divergent app’s free features and Xfinity premium experience comes to over seven hours of interactive content.
  • Theapp will continue offering fans first-looks and exclusives for the entire trajectory of the franchise. Beginning with the next series installment, Insurgent, opening worldwide on March 20, 2015, the app will debut content from the theatrical release through the home entertainment window, offering fans a one-stop destination for Divergent news and content.