Brand new character posters for The Giver have been released that feature the film’s leading cast, including Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, and more.
Many fans have worried that the film, based on the novel by Lois Lowry, would not follow the book’s theme of a dystopian world in which no one can see colour or feel most emotions. When the first trailer was released, many fans of the book were outraged because the film appeared to be shot in colour – a choice that would take away certain value from the overall story. However, a featurette that was released shortly after did reveal that some parts of the film were shot in black and white.
In addition, this new set of character posters follows that same theme, with the only colour on each poster being a vertical strip through one of each character’s eyes.
The Giver, starring Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Jeff Bridges, Cameron Monaghan, and Taylor Swift, is set to be released in theatres on August 15, 2014.