Divergent is a 2014 science-fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Beatrice Prior is warned that she is Divergent and thus will never fit into any one of the factions and soon learns that a sinister plot is brewing in her seemingly perfect society. The film was released on March 21, 2014. A wide range of visual effects were created for the film by a number of studios, including Method. Many effects were used to create the new version of Chicago, and a number were used to create compelling scenes.