The Giver - Teaser Trailer
The Giver - Trailer
Director Phillip NoyceYear 2014Genre(s) Sci-fi, Fantasy
Jonas is a young man who lives in a community where everybody is the same. Pain and suffering has been abolished by authorities simply by forcing everyone to conform and prohibiting any form of variance. Jonas is about to become an exception to the rule when he is selected as the next Receiver of Memories. His new role requires training from a man called The Giver (the former Receiver) who will subsequently imbue Jonas with knowledge of the world before this compliant society. With that he will understand the pain of death and conflict, but will also begin to understand the importance of love and distinction and it is this that forces him to break away from his community - wishing to live a life with more depth and meaning. However, it soon becomes clear that he's not getting out that easily.
'The Giver' is a sci-fi thriller based on the 1993 multi-million selling children's novel by Lois Lowry which, in Orwellian fashion, details the blurred lines between a utopic and a dystopic society. It has been directed by Phillip Noyce ('Salt', 'The Bone Collector', 'Patriot Games', 'Dead Calm') and is the first screenplay to be written by Michael Mitnick. It is set to hit cinemas in the US on August 15th 2014.
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