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Robert Schwentke drops out of directing final Divergent movie Ascendant
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Robert Schwentke drops out of directing final Divergent movie Ascendant

Director Robert Schwentke will not take charge of the final instalment of the Divergent movie series, Ascendant. 

Though Schwentke has already directed the series' second movie Insurgent and the forthcoming third instalment Allegiant, he has decided not to return for the finale, reports Deadline

According to the reports Schwentke has not fallen out with producers Lionsgate, he simply needs time off, so will be replaced for the new movie.

The studio will want to find a replacement quickly as the movie is due to released on June 9th next summer and will begin production shortly. 

Schwentke's final contribution to the Divergent series, Allegiant, will be released into cinemas on March 18th. 

To check out both previous instalments of The Divergent Series in our online store, click here. 

 

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