11 April 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Weinstein Company has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for director Philip Noyce’s (Salt) adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel The Giver.  The story takes place in a utopian society where all memories of the past reside with a sage figure known as “The Giver”.  Jeff Bridges plays the titular character and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) plays a young boy who has been selected to be the new Giver.  In this featurette, Lowry explains the inspiration that led to her writing the book as we also get a look at new footage from the film.  It’s been a long time since I read the novel, but I don’t particularly remember the world being so blatantly science-fiction-looking.  It makes sense that The Weinstein Company would want the marketing to mirror a film as successful as The Hunger Games, but it risks making oblivious audiences think The Giver is a »

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