Phillip Noyce ("Salt," "The Quiet American") is in very early talks to direct "The Giver" for The Weinstein Co. and Walden Media.
Based on Lois Lowry's celebrated 1993 children's book, the introspective fantasy take is set in a colorless dystopian society in which all memory of human history has been erased, emotion does not exist and citizens' professions are chosen for them.
A 12-year-old boy is assigned to serve as the Receiver of Memories (i.e. the next Giver) and discovers that all is not as it seems.
Jeff Bridges remains attached to play the current Giver, the most important person in the Community. Bridges will also produce with Nikki Silver.
Vadim Perelman ("House of Sand and Fog") penned the most recent draft of the script for the project which has been in development for well over a decade.