This weekend, Hollywood will release the movie adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver, a film many of us have been waiting for since our junior high years. And in a world of Hunger Games, Divergents and many more popular YA novels, we'd like to talk about why this slightly older book still matters.
Jeff Bridges has been trying to turn Lois Lowry's novel The Giver into a feature film for twenty years. So what took so long? We asked him, and we also asked "The Receiver" how they developed the actual art of giving and taking in The Giver.
Fans have been waiting over 20 years for a movie version of Lois Lowry's The Giver, and we're finally getting one this weekend. But this isn't the only classic novel that's overdue for a movie adaptation. Here are 10 beloved YA novels that would make for incredible movies... and why they probably won't get adapted.
Lois Lowry's dystopian nightmare novel The Giver is required reading for most folks who grew up in the '90s. Needless to say, there's a lot of pressure on the movie adaptation to get the translation right. And this is the first chunk of footage to really give us a good feel for the film.
The latest trailer for The Giver (based on the book by Lois Lowry) shows a future so sterile that society has stopped seeing color. Thanks to a handy mandatory injection, the new world (run by Meryl Streep) is a whole lotta boring—until Jeff Bridges is introduced!
Everyone relax: The Giver movie is going to be in black and white after all. Bullet dodged.
Earlier today the trailer for The Giver dropped. Unfortunately and somewhat surprisingly, the Hollywood adaptation of Lois Lowry's book is in color! This is NOT Giver canon. But don't worry — the internet has fixed that for you.
Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård and yes, even Taylor Swift are all in the Hollywood adaptation of The Giver, which gives junior high school kids one less book they will actually have to read for school.
Ready for some Junior High nostalgia? Here's the very first look at The Giver movie adaptation: Jonas and The Giver himself inside the Library of Memory!
It's all about sequels today: there are rumors about the star of Jurassic World, the plot of Terminator 5, and a director for Beetlejuice 2. Plus, Stephen Amell previews the resolution to last week's Arrow cliffhanger and there's a ton from the cast of The Hunger Games. Spoilers ahead!
We've been waiting years for good news on the adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver. The movie, which Jeff Bridges has been attached to for a very long time — because Jesus, just look at him — has been stuck in development hell forever. But now, Variety is reporting that Philip Noyce (Salt) is hot to direct this film.…
The Dude has nabbed the rights to the influential novel The Giver by Lois Lowry. Bridges hopes to play the title role — the one person chosen to feel for the whole of a future community.
In honor of Banned Books Week, Geekosystem's Susana Polo looks at 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned, or at least threatened with removal from libraries and schools. Including some major classics of the genre!
Lois Lowry's dystopian classic The Giver hasn't been adapted as a graphic novel, but cartoonist Lucy Knisley gives us the next best thing. She has been illustrating brief moments from the book, rendering the colorless sameness of its false utopia.
Where's the best place to start your kids with reading Science Fiction? Here's a booklist of some of the best Sci-Fi for the discerning young adult, because it's never too early to teach them about the dangers of dystopian societies.
If you're living in a shiny happy world where everything is provided to you, and your white pajamas never ever get stained, then chances are you're in a false utopia. Someone's going to be coming and harvesting your organs, or culling you at age 30, or drugging you into obedience. The fake paradise built on a…