On December 16, 2013, Summit Entertainment announced that the film adaptation of Allegiant would be released on March 18, 2016. On April 11, 2014, Lionsgate announced that the film adaptation would be split into two films titled The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1 and The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 2; Part 2 has a release date of March 24, 2017. On July 9, 2014, Lionsgate recruited Noah Oppenheim to write the screenplay for Part 1. Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Naomi Watts will reprise their roles. On December 5, 2014, it was announced that Robert Schwentke, who directed The Divergent Series: Insurgent, will return to direct Part 1. Principal photography for The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1 began in Atlanta on May 18, 2015.
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