A brand new trailer for the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Giver has officially been released. If you have read the novel by Lois Lowry that the film is based on then you know about the use of black and white and color. The new trailer does an interesting job of handling it.
The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce. It stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush and Taylor Swift.
The story centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.
The Giver hits the big screen August 15.
You can watch the trailer below!