Director Neil Burger Will Not Direct Insurgent due to Scheduling Issues


We have just gotten notice from Summit Entertainment that director Neil Burger will not be directing Insurgent. Looks like the studio is ready to put Insurgent pre-production into action but Neil Burger is still extremely busy with Divergent post production. The official statement from Summit Entertainment is below:

“Neil Burger is a rock star and he is doing a fantastic job on Divergent. We can’t wait for you to see the film. But as amazing as Neil is he still cannot be in two places at once and thus needs to finish post production on Divergent while we gear up to start production on Insurgent. So, although Neil will continue on as part of our Divergent family as an executive producer, we sadly have to find another director for the next chapter in Veronica Roth’s fantastic series.”
– Summit Entertainment

Although it is sad news that Neil Burger won’t be joining us again for Insurgent, it is exciting to see how quickly the studio wants to move production for the second movie.

We’ve had the chance to talk to Neil Burger a few times in the past so it is very sad to see him go.

Who do you hope to see as the new director for INSURGENT?


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