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Comic-Con: The Giver Panel Recap

24 July 2014 8:38 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It was nearly 20 years ago that Jeff Bridges set out to adapt Lois Lowry's then recently published The Giver for the big screen. At the time, Bridges planned to direct the film and have his own father, Lloyd Bridges, play the title character. Now, having aged into the part himself, he's taking on the role for director Phillip Noyce's adaptation of the acclaimed novel. To promote the film, Bridges joined co-stars Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush, producer Nikki Silver and Lowry herself on Comic-Con International's Hall H stage today for a look at the August 15 release. »

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Comic-Con: Jeff Bridges talks The Giver

24 July 2014 3:43 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jeff Bridges spoke of his 19-year journey to bring Lois Lowry’s novel to the big screen at a thoughtful panel hosted by The Weinstein Company on Thursday (24).

Bridges had originally intended to direct The Giver himself and have his father Lloyd play the eponymous role that he himself would eventually take on.

“It was a terrific children’s book but also I enjoyed it so much as an adult and loved its themes and poetry,” Bridges told Hall H.

“I tried to get it made for 18 or 19 years and it proved to be difficult because it was controversial. Lois and I were in Las Vegas at a banned book conference [discussing it.]

“But it was taught in schools. That controversy scared some financiers away but it inspired some and I am so glad The Weinstein Company and Walden had the courage to put this out.”

Lowry seemed to have been taken aback by the way the book has »

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The Giver Comic-Con Panel Recap: Jeff Bridges and Lois Lowry Discuss the 20-Year Journey of Bringing the Sci-Fi Adaptation to Life

24 July 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

I had never read The Giver until a few days ago even though I was the target audience when the book came out in 1993; it had just fallen through the cracks for me.  Feeling that I had to read the novel as due diligence, I blew through the book in a matter of hours (I read at a 1st grade level!) I was intrigued by the dystopian story, but it also made me aware that the trailers for the film adaptation were trying to squeeze it into the mold of The Hunger Games.  A sensible marketing decision, but one that may shortchange a solemn story about a young man who realizes his sterile world has wiped away memories of not only pain but also love.  I hoped that the panel would make it clear if the Hunger Games angle was more of a marketing approach or if the book had undergone some dramatic changes. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Jeff Bridges Filmed His Own Version Of The Giver Back In The Day

24 July 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Later this summer, Lois Lowry.s cherished novel The Giver arrives in theaters, adapting a coming-of-age sci-fi book that has been required reading for teenagers for decades. The latest version stars Jeff Bridges as The Giver, Meryl Streep as Chief Elder, and has director Phillip Noyce behind the lens. But it almost didn.t shake out that way. Years ago, Jeff Bridges wanted to direct and adaptation of The Giver, and he shot a lot of footage, which he.d like fans to see. Soon. Lowry and Bridges were part of a panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, prepping audiences for The Weinstein Company.s take on The Giver. And Bridges, ever the storyteller, revealed that once upon a time, he set out to film The Giver, with his father, Lloyd Bridges, in the role of The Giver. He says that he recruited one of his young nephews »

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Comic-Con: ‘The Giver’ Panel Intros Jeff Bridges and Starry Cast

24 July 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Giver” author Lois Lowry and some of the films’ stars including Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, producer Nikki Silver and Jeff Bridges, who stars and produces, introduced the dystopian drama to a rapt Hall H audience at Comic-Con on Thursday. Around five minutes of footage was shown of “The Giver,” which opens Aug. 15.

“Dystopia was not on my mind,” said Lowry. She said she wrote it as an “exciting adventure.”

Lowry and Bridges have spent more than 15 years trying to get the 1993 novel adapted into a film. It was ultimately greenlit by the Weinstein Co. and shot primarily in South Africa, and will look to draw the same demo that turned out for “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Divergent.”

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Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes, who also star, as well as director Phillip Noyce were not present at the panel, »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Comic-Con 2014: Full Movies and TV schedule for Thursday, July 24

24 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Comic-Con 2014 is officially in full swing, and below you'll find the first of Digital Spy's daily schedules, giving you the low-down on exactly what's happening where and when in San Diego today.

Note: All timings are Pacific unless otherwise specified.

Thursday, July 24

24 (10am, Ballroom 20)

Kiefer Sutherland and executive producer Jon Caesar.

Legends of TV Land (10.30am, Indigo Ballroom)

Betty White and other attendees Tbc; sneak peak of Hot in Cleveland's animated episode.

The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica (10.30am, Room 6Bcf)

Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber, Dr Kevin Grazier, Luciana Carro and Alec Peters discuss Universal's upcoming movie.

Hasbro: Transformers (11am, Room 25Abc)

Under the Dome (11.15am, Ballroom 20)

Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford and Mackenzie Lintz join executive producer Neal Baer for a panel and sneak preview.

DreamWorks Animation Panel (11.30am, Hall H)

Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, directors Simon J Smith and »

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Comic-Con 2014 Film Panel Schedule: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘X-Men’ and More

23 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.

Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.

July 24

The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.

“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Retreat Director Set to Prove that Science Fiction Is Timeless

23 July 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Back in 2010, Bill Kelly sold his sci-fi script Timeless, which at one point had Philip Noyce attached to direct. Four years later, the project is finally set to find its way in front of cameras, and a new director has been named. Read on!

Per Deadline, UK director Carl Tibbetts is now in the director's chair, after recently making his feature debut with 2011's Retreat.

The story tracks a twenty-something surfer who sets out to build a time-travel machine after his wife dies in an accident. He taps a young Harvard physicist to help make the impossible a reality.

New financier Nicolas Veinberg and Defiant Pictures have come aboard, and Sunil Perkash (Salt, Enchanted, Premonition) will produce alongside Veinberg and Lucas Jarach. Relativity Media, which made the initial spec deal, is circling for domestic distribution.

Shooting is set to begin next spring in Gran Canaria, Spain, with casting currently under way. »

- John Squires

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Shifting Gears: Rob McLachlan talks about Millennium, Human Target, and Ray Donovan

22 July 2014 11:36 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with Rob McLachlan about cycling, founding a production company, and working within the realms of film and television…

Before becoming a Primetime Emmy nominated cinematographer Rob McLachlan (Game of Thrones) was heading down a different career path which saw him become a Canadian Cycling Champion and Canada Games Gold medallist. “I was at the point that I was going to have to quit school and go train.  I was on a shortlist to potentially ride in the Montreal Olympics but you couldn’t make a living at it back then unless you went to Europe and went whole hog.  At the same time I was into photography and making Super 8 films.  I got bitten by that bug.  When I was looking at making a career that seemed like the best. My father was a commercial illustrator and painter who drilled into my brother and I that it »

- Trevor Hogg

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‘Retreat’ Helmer Boards Sci-Fi Pic ‘Timeless’

22 July 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: UK director Carl Tibbetts (Retreat, Black Mirror) is now in the director’s chair on Timeless, the science fiction project scripted by Bill Kelly (Enchanted, Premonition). Story tracks a twentysomething surfer who sets out to build a time-travel machine after his wife dies in an accident. He taps a young Harvard physicist to help make the impossible a reality. Kelly first sold the spec in 2010 when Phillip Noyce was attached to direct. Now new financier Nicolas Veinberg and Defiant Pictures have come aboard, and Sunil Perkash (Salt, Enchanted, Premonition) will produce alongside Veinberg and Lucas Jarach. Relativity Media, which […] »

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'The Giver', 'Tusk', 'Focus' and 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2' in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

22 July 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We're already deep enough into 2014 that we're getting MPAA ratings for movies that don't come out until next year and in today's batch that means ratings for Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's Focus starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2. Otherwise we have an R rating for Kevin Smith's new horror film Tusk, which I expect to be announced for Tiff's Midnight Madness and Phillip Noyce's The Giver and its expected PG-13 rating. The complete bulletin in listed below. 10,000 Km Rated R For some strong sexual content including dialogue, language and brief graphic nudity. A Belle For Christmas Rated PG For mild thematic material and rude humor. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead Rated R For strong bloody horror violence and gore throughout, and language including some sexual references. Focus Rated R For language, some sexual content and brief violence. Release Date: »

- Brad Brevet

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Author Lois Lowry sheds light on The Giver

22 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Author Lois Lowry gives us a behind-the-scenes look at The Giver and adaptation of her best-selling teen 1993 novel.

Memory and knowledge is a key theme in the plot of the film as young Jonas (BrentonThwaites) is selected for the job of Receiver of Memories in his utopian society where strife and pain no longer exist.  As the vessel which stores the memories of the past in case they should ever need to be called upon, Jonas partners with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), the one who holds the collective memory of their people.  Jonas and The Giver face a dilemma as to whether or not they should let their community continue on blissfully unaware of the full spectrum life has to offer outside the “Sameness” propagandized by the government.  

The book on which the film is based has long been a staple in school curriculum and now finds itself getting the »

- Rachel West

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Hall H Day 1: Benedict Cumberbatch To Make His Comic-Con Debut And More

21 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The infamous Hall H will be bursting with popular film and TV panels this week at Comic-Con 2014, including an appearance by Sherlock himself, Benedict Cumberbatch.

San Diego Comic-Con’s infamous Hall H will play host to the BBC’s star detective, Cumberbatch, but, unfortunately, the actor will not be attending as part of a Sherlock event. Instead, Cumberbatch will appear on Comic-Con 2014’s inaugural Hall H panel: Dreamworks Animation.

Hall H Thursday Schedule

Dreamworks Animation 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Moderator Craig Ferguson will speak with Cumberbatch, John Malkovich and Tom McGrath, who voice characters in the studio’s newest installment to the Madagascar series, Penguins of Madagascar. Directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell are also set to attend, as is Home director Tim Johnson. This will be Cumberbatch’s first time at Comic-Con, though he did send in a special video message to fans at last year’s Sherlock panel. »

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Katie Holmes Sports a Fake Baby Bump on Set—Check Out the Pic!

17 July 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Don't be fooled! Katie Holmes isn't expecting, but she is sporting a fake baby bump on the set of her upcoming flick! The actress was spotted wearing the prosthetic accessory while filming Woman in Gold in Los Angeles Wednesday. Holmes was seen leaving her trailer wearing a fitted purple blouse, black leggings and gladiator sandals as she sipped on a Diet Coke. Holmes next appears in The Giver, which was adapted from the popular young adult novel. "I loved the Lois Lowry book," she recently told Glamour magazine. "There's this community that has decided to create a life that has no pain but also has no real joy. The director, Phil Noyce, »

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Meryl Streep Gets Creepy In New Featurette For The Giver

17 July 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Though it seems evident that Phillip Noyce's feature adaptation of Lois Lowry's celebrated novel The Giver is taking some liberties with the source material, what's also evident is that, in its efforts to promote the movie, The Weinstein Company doesn't appear to be trying to conceal much of the plot or some of the major events that transpire in the source material. That certainly applies to the above featurette, which includes numerous glimpses of the movie, and features some insights from stars Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes and Jeff Bridges. We also see Meryl Streep getting kind of creepy as she pokes her head in at Jonas' home and starts asking questions. The featurette introduces us to the basic plot and setting of the film. People exist in a black and white world where "sameness" is a way of life. Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is selected to be the next »

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Comic-Con 2014 movies schedule in full: Marvel, Paramount, Legendary

14 July 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The full five-day schedule for this year's Comic-Con has now been announced, and over here at Digital Spy we're getting pretty damn excited to fly out to San Diego next week.

While there are a few surprising omissions from the movies programme - no Hunger Games, no Jurassic World, seemingly no Star Wars - there's still plenty here to get excited about. Below is the full schedule of movie panels.

Wednesday, July 23

Into the Storm screening (10pm, Gaslamp Theater)

The Hobbit's Richard Armitage and The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne Callies star in Warner Bros' disaster thriller, which follows a group of high school students who document a devastating tornado strike.

Thursday, July 24

DreamWorks Animation Panel (11.30am, Hall H)

Benedict Cumberbatch will make his Comic-Con debut to promote upcoming Madagascar spinoff Penguins of Madagascar, in which he plays a debonair wolf named Classified. He'll be joined by co-stars John Malkovich and Tom McGrath, »

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OneReblublic Music Video for The Giver - "Ordinary Human"

12 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The Weinstein Company has released a music video for Jeff Bridges' feature film adaptation of The Giver. It features a new song by OneRepublic called "Ordinary Human," and it includes new footage from the fantastic looking film. 

The movie was directed by Phillip Noyce and it also stars Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, and Taylor Swift.

The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas, 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. The film is based on Lois Lowry's beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

The movie will be released in theaters on August 15th. »

- Joey Paur

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'The Giver': New Footage Premieres OneRepublic Song 'Ordinary Human' (Video)

10 July 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just as Brenton Thwaites' Jonas discovers color, memory and death in Phillip Noyce's The Giver, fans of the popular Lois Lowry-penned Ya novel can do the same of a new track for the film from OneRepublic. List The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Entitled "Ordinary Human," the first half of the song is featured in a new clip, released Thursday. The new footage follows Jonas as he begins to visually question his seemingly ideal, black-and-white world. Like the film's previous trailers, the clip brings viewers into his mind as he is overwhelmed with a vivid collection of

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- Ashley Lee

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Comic-Con 2014 - Preview Night and Thursday Schedules Revealed

10 July 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It has begun. Comic-Con International has started to release the daily schedules for Comic-Con 2014! We have Preview Night and Thursday schedules available. It's time to start planning out your epic geek adventure! The GeekTyrant team will be there to cover as much awesomeness from the convention as we possibly can! 

I will post a few of the notable panels that will be taking place, but to see the full event schedule click here.

Wednesday - July 23Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings:Comic-Con International and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of three of the most highly anticipated series of the 2014-15 television season -- The Flash, Constantine, and iZombie -- as well as a brand new episode of Teen Titans Go! 

The Flash - From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, »

- Joey Paur

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Thursday, July 24th

10 July 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule for the first day of programming at Comic-Con 2014, Thursday, July 24. We've pulled out all the movie, DVD and TV-related panels and events right here, but you can also clickHere if you want to check out the full schedule with all of the comic book events. You can also clickHere to find out what pilot episodes Warner Bros. Television will be screening during Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23. Take a look at the exciting panels that will kick off the con this year.

Thursday July 24

10:00am - 11:00am - 24

Jack is back at Comic-Con, damn it! Kiefer Sutherland takes the stage to celebrate 24's most iconic moments and highlights of Jack Bauer's triumphant return in 24: Live Another Day. Catch the exclusive sneak peek at highly anticipated Blu-ray and DVD featurette, Worlds Collide, illustrating how the pulse-pounding storytelling was created for this thrilling new season. »

- MovieWeb

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