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In early March 2007, The Giver was originally bought for rights by Warner Bros. to base it off Lois Lowry's 1994 book of the same name.


Lowry originally slated the film for a 1990's release, with a original script written in 1998.

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A much more younger Jonas (12 years) in the Warner Bros. version.

On March 15, 2012, it was confirmed that Red Wagon Entertainment partners Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher would of produced the film[1]with David Yates to direct[2]and Vadim Perelman as a writer[1]. Warner Bros'. version also originally intended to use actual 12 year olds in the film, rather than 18 year olds; which was the main problem surrounding the final film.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Bridges originally intended that his own father, Lloyd Bridges, would play the title character, The Giver. However, Lloyd passed away on March 15, 1998 for natural causes at the age of 85.
  2. The project floundered at Warner Bros.
  3. Yates dropped out the project to direct Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.


  • The Giver was finally released on August 15, 2014 after years of being in development hell/current film rights. It instead was made by the now-defunct Weinstein Company and Walden Media. And it received mixed reviews, along with making $67 million at the box office poorly.
  • Lois wrote three more books in the Giver quartet called Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Though the first two don't connect with The Giver's community at all.
  • Warner Bros' version was permanently cancelled.
  • The Giver remains as it is today.

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