Are you excited to see Divergent this weekend? I’m seeing it on Thursday and can hardly wait. (Never mind the
24% 35% 42% Rotten Tomatoes score) Dystopia may not be the hot trend in YA fiction anymore but with the success of The Hunger Games, and the hype of Divergent, the trend is very much alive in cinema. Also on the horizon are two more dystopian adaptations: The Giver and The Maze Runner. Their trailers debuted this week.
The Giver film is based on the 1993 classic book by Lois Lowry. The film adaptation has an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites, and Jeff Bridges. The trailer debuted this morning on the Today show. Let’s take a look:
Where’s Taylor Swift? Maybe they are holding her scenes back to build excitement. Look for The Giver to hit the big screen August 15. Don’t forget to read the book first!
The Maze Runner film is based on the 2009 book by James Dashner. The trailer debuted during Teen Wolf. Did you see it? The Maze Runner stars Dylan O’Brien (Ah, Teen Wolf- there’s the connection!) Kaya Scoldelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Aml Ameen.
It looks pretty action-packed! Look for The Maze Runner in theaters September 19. And hey, the kindle edition is only $1.99 at the moment if you want to read it ahead of time.
Are you excited to see The Giver and The Maze Runner? Are you seeing Divergent this weekend? Can’t wait to chat about it with you!