Well, I suppose this will only hold true if the first one is successful. As Vampire Academy proved again this weekend, it's an uphill battle for young adult franchise hopefuls that aren't Twilight or The Hunger Games.
Anyway, also not adding to the confidence level on this franchise is the hiring of R.I.P.D. director Robert Schwentke to take over for Neil Burger on Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent. THR first reported the news.
Schwentke did deliver one successful action franchise for Summit Entertainment already, the Bruce Willis-led Red, but his other films certainly don't instill much optimism from my perspective. This is especially disappointing news considering previous rumors had the studio offering the gig to directors like Peter Berg, Cary Fukunaga and Nikolaj Arcel.