'Hunger Games' studio aims to hit bullseye with 'Divergent'

March 21, 2014 8:10 PM

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'Hunger Games' studio aims to hit bullseye with 'Divergent'

Young actors Shailene Woodley and Theo James arrived on the Hollywood set of the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" TV talk show by sliding above a cheering crowd while harnessed to a zip line, a dramatic entrance to spark interest in "Divergent," the movie Lions Gate Entertainment Corp hopes to make its next hit franchise.

The studio behind the mega-hit "Hunger Games" movies is betting again on a popular series of best-selling young adult novels set in a dystopian future. The "Divergent" books, about a society divided into factions by personality traits, have sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.

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