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WATCH: Trailer for The Giver hints at intelligent sci-fi with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep

June 6th, 2014 by Marc 1 Comment

Jeff Bridges and Meryl Steep star in The Giver, from Phillip Noyce, director of Clear And Present Danger and it looks pretty damned good.

Promising an intelligent plot that croses Oblivion with Logan’s Run, this could be one of the sleeper movies of the summer – or it that just us?

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think…

In an insular society known as The Community, a culture of “sameness” is embraced. Pain and suffering have been eradicated from daily life, along with any notion of individuality or choice. Members of the Community lead a seemingly perfect existence, unburdened by the harsh realities of the “real” world. A lone man among them has been designated to retain all memories of the way life once was. Now the time has come for that man to pass his knowledge to another.

Date of Release: August 15, 2014, Director: Phillip Noyce

Starring Jeff Bridges as The Giver, Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, Meryl Streep as the Chief Elder, Odeya Rush as Fiona, Katie Holmes as Jonas’s mother, Alexander Skarsgård as Jonas’s father, Taylor Swift as Rosemary, Cameron Monaghan as Asher, Emma Tremblay as Lily

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….