Saturday, 28 September 2013


After trying so hard to make supernatural romance YA adaptations work in the wake of Twilight, and failing so hard too, studios are turning their attention to make dystopian action YA adaptations work in the wake of The Hunger Games. Alongside next March's Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley, is The Giver, from Lois Lowry's 1993 novel. An impressive supporting cast already included Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes, under the direction of Phillip Noyce, and country-pop star Taylor Swift has been added to that lineup. The film is scheduled for US release on the 15th of August 2014.