“The Giver” is the newest young adult novel to get the Hollywood treatment. The film, based on the 1993 novel by Lois Lowry, is due out in theaters on Aug. 15. The process of transferring a novel into a film is complicated one and naturally a few changes between the book and the film must be made. Here we'll give an exhaustive look at five specific ways the book will differ from the movie. The film is described as:
The haunting story of "The Giver" centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. "The Giver" is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide."