Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 22.43.17While the feature film Divergent prepares for its cinematic release, it marks the beginning of an exciting new franchise, based on a series of young adult novels. However for director Neil Burger, his journey starts and ends here – but he’s done a more than commendable effort with this endeavour, and we sat down to discuss the project.

Burger, whose previous credits include Limitless and The Illusionist, talks about finding that strand of intimacy in an otherwise grandiose production, and why he’s decided to only direct the first film in this trilogy. He also tells us what faction he would choose himself, and what the key differences are between this adaptation, and the original novel it’s based on.

Divergent is out in cinemas now, and you can read our review here.