'Divergent': First Trailer Debuts During MTV VMAs Pre-Show (Video)

Sophie Schillaci
The Hollywood Reporter

After much anticipation, the first official trailer for Summit's Divergent has arrived.

The footage debuted during MTV's Video Music Awards pre-show on Sunday with an introduction from stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James.

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The whirlwind trailer takes viewers into the dystopian world -- in which society is separated into five factions -- created by bestselling YA author Veronica Roth. Woodley stars as 16-year-old Tris Prior, who leaves the comfort of her family life behind to pursue a new world of thrills in the Dauntless faction. Kate Winslet also star. In the trailer, viewers see Tris as she learns that she is a divergent and begins her intitiation into Dauntless.

Divergent, the first in a planned franchise, is due out March 21, 2014.

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