Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Done In 60 Seconds Competition 2015
Guide To Marvel's Infinity War
The Making Of The West Wing
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Michelle MacLaren Confirmed As Wonder Woman's Director
She has a deal to develop the film for Warners
Oscar Isaac Is Apocalypse
In Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse
First Look At Empire's The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
New cover revealed: Tauriel, Legolas and Thranduil
New Home Trailer Lands
Do not drink the lemonade
Pan Images Fly Online
Get a look at Hugh Jackman's Blackbeard
New Jekyll & Hyde Drama Planned
Charlie Higson has cooked up a period take
Far From The Madding Crowd's First Trailer Online
Carey Mulligan has a Hardy day's night
First Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer To Arrive This Week
Will US cinemagoers get the first reveal?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 November 2014
Brenton Thwaites Set For Pirates Of The Caribbean 5
He'll discover if Dead Men Tell No Tales
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
American Pastoral
31 December 2015
Seventh Son
27 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Oculus (2014)
Empire Star Rating
August: Osage County (2014)
Empire Star Rating
R. I. P. D. (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Heaven's Gate (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

First Trailer For The Giver Hits The Net
‘The way things look and the way things are, are very different…’

19 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: TWC

submit to reddit

“When people have the freedom to choose,” intones Meryl Streep in the first trailer for new dystopian sci-fi drama The Giver, “they choose wrong.” Which can only mean one thing: An all-Meryl category at the Oscars next year. Oh, and a new entry into the young adult adaptation canon. 

Well, we say new, but The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning 1993 novel, so the story actually originates before the likes of Divergent and The Hunger Games.

Brenton Thwaites stars as Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colourless, world of conformity and contentment. The utopia was birthed by humanity deciding to reject strong emotions and by closing off their memories of pain and suffering, with leadership from the likes of Streep. Not until he's given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does Jonas begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. For upon meeting the previous Receiver, now known as The Giver (Jeff Bridges), his eyes and heart are opened to the reality of his world, one that he decides needs to change for the better – even if it means big trouble.

Phillip Noyce direct this one, working from Michael Mitnick’s script and the cast includes Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Odeya Rush. The Giver is out in the US on August 15 but doesn’t yet have a solid UK date. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

First Promo For Earth To Echo
E.T. phones kids
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

Equilibrium?
Didn't they do this already? But with more action? More

Posted by officerMarc at 22:30 on 20 March 2014 | Report This Post

Looks good to me!
A film can be worth watching just to see an actor you appreciate do their work. Let alone two. I will see this film. More

Posted by lovegrove7196 at 11:06 on 20 March 2014 | Report This Post

Not even Jeff Bridges can save this one
I never judge a book by it's cover. When I was boy and saw the cover of The Giver, I thought, "well this looks boring". I was wrong. That book is one of the most powerful stories I've ever read, and I've only read it once- but I remember every detail. I will, however, judge a film by its trailer and I vote boo. They got it all wrong. More

Posted by Kramer Bozco at 03:10 on 20 March 2014 | Report This Post

Equilibrium for the YA crowd
Hopefully there's more to it than that but the cast shows promise at least. More

Posted by IKnewTheTwist at 23:17 on 19 March 2014 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 48% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
Our cover-by-cover reveal of our Peter Jackson guest-edited issue

Empire’s Peter Jackson Issue Subscribers' Cover Arrives
Five Armies, three elves, two heavenly creatures and one giant ape

Empire's Farewell To Middle-Earth Issue:
Guest -Edited By Peter Jackson

The countdown to Empire's stunning new issue begins here...

Josh Hutcherson On The Hunger Games Phenomenon
'I've done my fair share of young adult material now'

What Is A Squidward? A Beginner's Guide To SpongeBob SquarePants
If you aren’t already a massive fan, prepare to become one

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Robert De Niro
The heavyweight champion of character immersion, explosive rage and jawdropping subtleties

Empire Meets Thelma Schoonmaker
On editing Scorsese, GoodFellas and a life in film

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)