In her newest blog post, Veronica Roth has done a bit of reflecting upon her experience promoting Divergent at Comic-Con as well as clearing up some misconceptions over her hand in the Divergent film adaptation process.
About Comic-Con, she wrote:
ComicCon = Insanity.
My day began with a press conference and transitioned into several interviews, some of which were with some of the Divergent fansites! I haven’t had much time to do interviews lately, so having them built into the time I had set aside for ComicCon was great. And I got to chat with some of the people who have been supporting Divergent! Sweet.
As for the film adaptation process (the rights were acquired by Summit Entertainment, and the screenplay is being written by Snow White And The Huntsman‘s Evan Daugherty), she explained that her involvement – beyond choosing who to sell the film rights to – is going to be fairly limited.
1. I don’t choose the cast.
2. I don’t choose the director.
3. I don’t write the screenplay.
4. Actually, I don’t control anything except who I sell the rights to, and that’s already done.
I am in the fortunate position of being fairly well informed about what’s going on with the movie. This is due partly to Pouya, “my film rep guy,” as I call him, because he is involved on the production side. But unless you are an author who fights hard to get involved in the movie-making, your control over the process will be fairly limited.
Read the full blog entry here!
Imaginably, if the Divergent Trilogy ends up becoming a three-part film series, and it is as successful as it promises to be, Roth’s position in the filmmaking sphere will become more prominent. However, like many authors, she may continue to choose to watch from afar so that her writing can still take priority. That’s understandable, isn’t it? It’s certainly good for Roth’s readers.
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