“The Giver 2”: So it’s about the sequel to “Keeper of the Memory”
When the first part of a series of novels is filmed, it almost screams for a sequel, the material is there. So what about a sequel to the vision of the future “The Giver”, whose book is the prelude to a four-volume series?
The train for filming dystopian youth novels has left for the first time in 2019 – most likely he will eventually return to the station and transport new stories of attractive young stars in sci-fi settings to the cinemas. But the hype surrounding ranks like “The Hunger Games”, “Maze Runner”, “Twilight”, “The Destiny” and what they are all called is definitely gone – not necessarily on the book market, but in the cinema. So what does that mean for a film like 2014’s “Keeper of Remembrance – The Giver” based on the four-volume series’ opening story, but has not yet produced a sequel?
But the hype around ranks like “The Hunger Games”, “Maze Runner”, “Twilight”, “The Destiny” and what they all mean is definitely gone
In fact, it does not bode well: “The Giver” with Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård and pop star Taylor Swift, just cast for Stephen King’s “The Stand” series adaptation, looks like an independent film, without being expanded into a series. Because in the five years since the theatrical release of “The Giver” from Hollywood no plans for “The Giver 2” aloud – it would be hard to surprise if the people in charge actually 2019 or later would trigger a sequel, if only the interest Young adult franchises in the cinema have fallen rapidly.
As things stand, “The Giver” with Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård and pop star Taylor Swift, just cast for Stephen King’s “The Stand” series adaptation, will remain a stand-alone film, without a row to be expanded.
The “The Giver” novel quartet
The template gives a lot, because the “The Giver” series by Lois Lowry consists of four books, which in Germany under the titles “guardian of the memory”, “in search of the blue”, “the gift of the messenger” and “The Son” have appeared. And actually, it is even predestined for the individual parts are filmed at longer intervals to each other, because in contrast to most other book series, each band has a different protagonist, even if some characters appear in several books. All stories are located in the dystopian world of “The Giver”.
The template gives a lot, because the “The Giver” series by Lois Lowry consists of four books
each band a different protagonist
Although this can also be negative for a film adaptation, because in a film series, one often builds on recurring characters and their performers, who lure the audience to the cinema, because you are curious how it goes on with the already familiar people. But different protagonists on the other hand have the advantage that you can tell stories in an already established world independently and can continue even after a long break, no matter how old the then young star is now. A fresh face, which is currently announced in the youthful audience, can be engaged and ready is a potential new box office hit.
On the other hand, different protagonists offer the advantage of being able to tell stories independently of one another in an already established world
Solid, but not more
The fact that no sequel to “The Giver” was initiated, of course, may be because he was just not a box office hit – he ran really bad but not synonymous. With an estimated budget of $ 25 million, just under $ 67 million worldwide box office record is solid, the studio has made a small profit and could well have thought of a sequel – because a cash flop, where you immediately pull the plug for a sequel would, looks different. In Germany, only 117,000 spectators gathered in front of the screens.
The fact that no sequel to “The Giver” has been initiated, of course, may be because he was just not a box office hit – he ran really bad but not synonymous
Combining the mediocre numbers but also with the mediocre reviews, it is even more understandable why “The Giver 2” was not made. We rated “Guardian of Remembrance – The Giver” with 2.5 out of 5 stars, and on the Metacritic review collection page, the film scored 47 out of 100 in 33 reviews. If a youth book adaptation clearly does not convince critics or moviegoers and also does not generate much fan-hype on the internet, as was the case with “Hunger Games” and “Twilight” for example, the chances of a sequel fall considerably.
Combining the mediocre numbers but also with the mediocre reviews, it is even more understandable why “The Giver 2” was not made.
no big fan hype on the internet
So right now we do not believe that “The Giver 2” is yet to come. If any of Lois Lowry’s other books are eventually filmed, it would probably not be a straightforward sequel to “Keepers of Remembrance”, but stand alone, which would be well done, since the novels of The Giver series are just loosely connected.
So right now we do not believe that “The Giver 2” is yet to come.
That’s what “The Giver” is about
In “The Giver”, people live in a seemingly perfect society in which there are no wars, no sorrows and no poverty. All human beings are equal and content and follow predetermined paths of life by a council of elders (including Meryl Streep) GoMovies. However, when 16-year-old Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is notified of his destiny at a solemn ceremony, a big surprise awaits him. He is to be given a great task, which only one man in this whole community wears. He should become the “guardian”, who knows the truth about the time before equality on behalf of all others. His predecessor (Jeff Bridges) then gives him all his memories and Jonas recognizes that people used to know great suffering and pain, but also love, enthusiasm, fighting spirit and hope – feelings that are now suppressed. He begins to doubt the new world order …
16-year-old Jonas (Brenton Thwaites)
He should become the “guardian”, who knows the truth about the time before equality on behalf of all others.
“Guardian of Remembrance – The Giver” by Phillip Noyce will air on ProSieben this Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:15 pm.