A new trailer for "The Giver" gives audiences a closer look at the titular character (Jeff Bridges), and the jarring impact he has on the film's young protagonist, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites).

As Jonas learns from The Giver, there was once more to life than the dull, black and white existence he and his people now live.

"The way things look, and the way things are, are very different," The Giver explains.

And once Jonas gets a taste for all the knowledge that The Giver imparts, there's no going back for him. Even the simple fact of an apple being red rather than gray is enough to make the young man question authority, much to the chagrin of the Chief Elder (Meryl Streep), who sees Jonas's curiosity as a threat not just to order, but to the very fabric of society.

Just how far Jonas will go to understand his world -- and undermine the Chief Elder -- remains a mystery for those who have yet to read Lois Lowry's book on which the movie is based. But for fans of the novel and newcomers alike, "The Giver" appears to be full of surprises.

"The Giver" hits theaters on August 15.

[via: Yahoo! Movies]

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