Divergent Movie EXCLUSIVE: Abnegation Held Hostage

19 exclusive photos and two videos of the Dauntless simulation, including a look at Marcus Eaton being taken hostage!

We'll start with the long shot. We can clearly see the whole Abnegation village and the very large group of Dauntless approaching from the side. The camera crew is in front of the group of Dauntless, and notice the train tracks down the road behind them? 

Now we take a look at the group of Dauntless. 

In this next photo it looks like they're all lined up and evenly spaced out. We can also see the camera seems to be down on their level and pointing straight at the group.

The book describes the Dauntless marching into Abnegation this way, "The roads are packed with Dauntless soldiers, all marching at the same rhythm except the officers, who stand every few hundred yards, watching us walk by, or gathering in clusters to discuss something." 

Here the group gets in tighter. It seems like the cameras are focusing on someone in the middle (maybe Four and Tris?)

Now the extras are beginning to move forward, in a very tight group. Maybe the group will look much bigger because they're filming it from so close? 

I believe we can see Theo James (Tobias/Four) standing to the right of the group, over behind the camera. It makes sense that he's directed in between takes. 

This photo clearly shows Four and Tris (Theo James and Shailene Woodley) at the head of the group, just opposite the camera men in gray and white. It stands to reason that some of the other cast is in this photo too- Molly, Christina, Peter, and Will. 

Four and Tris are also in the next photo. You can make out Tris's blonde ponytail and Four is to her right, looking at her. It doesn't look like they're filming this part. I'd guess that the group is walking back to their starting point to shoot the scene multiple times. 

Here are a couple looks at Shailene Woodley walking around the set, in full Dauntless garb. 

To see some more close-ups of Shailene, check out these exclusive photos of her!

Now we get an extensive look at the Dauntless entering the Abnegation sector

Again, evenly spaced lines, all holding the gun in the same diagonal position. I can't help but wonder if the two men standing on the front step of the house on the right are part of the shot. Maybe this photo was taken right before they get terrified and run away. (Maybe I'm projecting... lol) :p But we can see the camera is set up down at the bottom of the photo. 

Some between the takes action. 

Can't get enough set photos? See more here!

Then back to the marching Dauntless. They seem to be splitting into different directions. 

The next group looks like they might be in between takes. I'm not sure about that, but to me it doesn't look like any of the cameras are particularly focused on them, nor are the extras very focused. 

The soldiers move farther into the Abnegation compound. 

Here's an action shot. The Abnegation man is running away in front of the Dauntless soldiers. Again notice how they're all carrying their guns at the same angle. Under the simulation they should all be acting exactly alike. 

The next photo shows a different Abnegation man being taken hostage by a Dauntless soldier. I'm about 95% sure that's Ray Stevenson, our Marcus Eaton. 

And the last photo shows another Abnegation couple being forced from their home while Marcus Eaton remains held at gun point. 

This video was posted on Divergent Fans by Will E. 


Here's the analysis:

At first we see the long shot- exactly where Will's view was from.
Then the video zooms in with a brilliantly improvised telephoto using high powered binoculars, to show us a small group of Abnegation being surrounded by Dauntless soldiers (filming a scene).
The third clip (at 0:18) has Shailene standing in the middle of the walkway in between takes. A couple of abnegation extras are walking to the left in the same clip. 
At 0:23 a group of four Dauntless soldiers are walking down the pathway (filming a scene), and the camera crew is following them.
Another long shot and then a cool look at the Hub looming in the sky behind the Abnegation village. 
At 0:31 is a clip of Shailene and her assistant walking towards us, while most of the Abnegation extras are going the other direction. 
Another long shot then back to the group of surrounded Abnegation (filming a scene). 
I'm not entirely sure what's happening at 0:49. The group of Abnegation is split onto both sides with Dauntless on the ends, but it looks like they're focusing on something in the middle. 
Then there are a few more clear shots of the Abnegation cowering on the ground.
At 1:11 we see the Abnegation all hesitantly stand up together and start moving in one direction. 
1:14 is an exciting look at the Dauntless soldiers gathering together the Abnegation into that circle. 
Then to end the video there are some clips of the large group of extras celebrating a day well spent!

Oh, how we wish we could be there too!


This next video is an older one. It gives us a nice look at the Dauntless actually swarming up over the hill into the Abnegation sector, and another look at the filming equipment around the village. 


What do you think? Is this how you imagined the Dauntless simulation? 

Click here to see the video of the scene in which Four and Tris are discovered to be Divergent! 


To see more exclusive photos from behind-the-scenes in Abnegation, read this post!

Also- Don't miss these exclusives of Ashley Judd as an Abnegation/Dauntless bad ass! 



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Comment by Dauntless Emily on July 4, 2013 at 7:49am

That look amazing! 

Comment by AmitySoul on July 4, 2013 at 8:37am

It looks like it's going well. Can't wait!!

Comment by Zoe Chavis on July 4, 2013 at 8:52am

I love it !! It looks so awesome I can't wait to see the movie

Comment by Sydney on July 4, 2013 at 9:16am
Can't wait for the movie!!
Comment by Lili on July 4, 2013 at 10:03am
Omg <3
Comment by Dauntless Time Lord on July 4, 2013 at 10:28am

As a member of marching band for 5 years, their feet timing is horrible! Everyone is supposed to be synchronized! They should have had a metronome or maybe a wood block to mark time. Gah, I wish I could be there to yell at Neil for a mistake that could easily be fixed! ...And then tell all the dauntless to go run and touch the fence and run back and form a block ;)

Ahh, band... ^-^

Comment by Gracie Cook on July 4, 2013 at 10:56am

YAY! Nice work!

Comment by Sera The Reader on July 4, 2013 at 12:23pm

I'm glad that they're following the book so closely--all the Dauntless are holding their gun the same way, and the look really organized, like they are under the simulation. I'm really excited to see how this turns out!!

Comment by Divergent4Life on July 4, 2013 at 1:14pm

is it just me, or were those green screens in the first pic? i wonder what their for. and i always imagined the dauntless simulation to be more orderly. like all the Dauntless in straight lines. plus, didn't it happen in like the middle of the night?

Comment by firstjumper on July 4, 2013 at 1:58pm

omg it looks great! im sooo excited

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