The boutique finishing facility The Room has been part of Technicolor-PostWorks’ for about 18 months — it was a stand alone house in Soho before that. The Room continues to garner increasingly high-profile projects, recently finishing some two months of editorial conforming and color grading on Phillip Noyce’s The Giver, an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s dystopian sci-fi young adult novel.
The film, which the Weinstein Company previewed at the recent Comic-Con convention, was called a “longtime labor-of-love for producer and star Jeff Bridges” by Indiewire’s Anne Thompson. The film uniquely begins in black & white for the first 25 minutes, with a gradual change to full color that takes over 25 minutes.
Whatever the final judgement, The Room burnished its rep for taking on high-end projects with this one. Noyce will direct the film adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel ‘American Pastoral’ in 2015. No word yet on whether this is a project The Room can expect.
For the full press release with more details on the posting of The Giver, click here.