THE GIVER, New Trailer

One aspect of  Lois Lowry’s book The Giver could be problematic for film adaptation. It takes place in a world that lacks color. As the recently-released teaser of the film indicates, that is handled by incorporating both black and white photography and color (UPDATE: this trailer, released on 4/22, was removed for some reason. The first trailer, an all-color version released in March, is here. The official Web site is here:

In a “featurette,” about the movie, author Lois Lowry comments on the inspiration for the book and appears, appropriately, in black and white.

Directed by Philip Noyce (he also adapted Jeffrey Deaver’s The Bone Collector into a 1998 film), the movie arrives in theaters on Aug. 15. It stars Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, Jeff Bridges as The Giver, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

Tie-ins (covers have not yet been revealed):

The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition
Lois Lowry
HMH; July 1, 2014
Hardback, $17.99
9780544430785, 0544430786
Trade paperback, $9.99
9780544340688, 054434068X

Audio tie-in
The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition
Lois Lowry, Ron Rifkin
Listening Library, July 8, 2014
CD-Audio; $29.95
9780553397109, 0553397109

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