First Trailer: “The Giver”

Earlier this week came the promising looking first trailer for the young adult novel adaptation “The Maze Runner”. Today comes another first trailer for another young adult novel adaptation, this time “The Giver” helmed by the always reliable Phillip Noyce.

Set in a Utopian society, young Australian spunk Brenton Thwaites plays a character in training to be vessel for all past knowledge of a human race that has chosen to forget the past. Thwaites is surrounded by some the impressive likes of Meryl Streep and Alexander Skarsgard, and the less impressive likes of Taylor Swift.

Sadly this also looks decidedly less promising than other films of the genre, mostly because the material feels so overly familiar. The film is scheduled for release this August.