The movie's stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James, who play Tris Prior and Four, introduced the first-look footage at the Video Music Awards ceremony on Sunday evening (August 25).
Divergent, which is being tipped as the new Hunger Games, takes place in a future society where everyone is placed in one of five factions for life at the age of 16.
Woodley's Prior discovers that she is a 'divergent', a person who fits into no particular category. Uncovering a plot to wipe out all divergents, she becomes entangled in a desperate bid for survival.
Neil Burger is directing Divergent, which also stars Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Zoë Kravitz, Tony Goldwyn and Jai Courtney.
The film, based on the novel by Veronica Roth, is due to be released on March 21, 2014.
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