First Trailer for The Giver Focuses on the Setting Instead of Characters

The Giver is yet another young adult book adaptation, but this time it’s not based on a novel that’s come out in the last 5 years.  It’s one of my favorites, but in a world that’s become filled with YA dystopian movies it feels almost too late to the show.  Check out the trailer and tell us what you think: 

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 Newbury Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

The Giver opens in theaters on August 15, 2014.