Brenton Thwaites Discovers Color in Full Trailer for Sci-Fi 'The Giver'
"When the elders need guidance, I provide wisdom, using memories of the past." Following the batch of character posters that featured just a stripe of color running through the black and white images of various characters from The Giver, the sci-fi adaptation gets shown off even more in the full theatrical trailer. The film seems to unfold as a science fiction sort of Pleasantville as the black and white world of Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is invaded by color, as he learns more about the all too ideal community in which he lives, thanks to the wisdom of Jeff Bridges, the titular guide and keeper of wisdom from the past. Watch!
Here's the full trailer for Phillip Noyce's The Giver, originally from Yahoo:
The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Saint, Catch a Fire, Salt) and adapted by newcomer Michael Mitnick. The haunting story, adapted from Lois Lowry's young adult book of the same name, centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep also star in the film. The Weinstein Company will release The Giver starting August 15th.
The book is fantastic, lets see about the movie. But it has J.B. in it, so it gets my vote!
Mario Nano on Jun 4, 2014
I admit to being a little more uneasy about this adaptation. Not only does this trailer give away a major plot revelation from the book, but it really seems like they re-purposed the story to make it seem like every other modern YA adaptation (despite The Giver being a 20 year old book).
Sean Kelly on Jun 4, 2014
I think I've heard that music before...
Nielsen700 on Jun 5, 2014
I'm not sure if this is sarcasm or not, if not, then it's because you have - Requiem for a Dream. If it was sarcasm, disregard me lol.
Mark Alters on Jun 7, 2014
A touch of Pleasantville and a smattering of Equilibrium, combining to make something not quite as good as either.
Matt Carter on Jun 5, 2014
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