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Finally! Jeff Bridges + Meryl Streep in 1st ominous trailer for The Giver

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Mar 19, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT (Updated)

It’s taken a decade or so in development hell, but the first trailer for The Giver has finally arrived. Welcome to the dark, secretive utopia.

Based on Lois Lowry’s beloved 1993 novel of the same name, the film looks to put some nice sci-fi twist on the classic young-adult tale of a utopia with some dirty secrets. The film stars Brenton Thwaites as a slightly older Jonah and Jeff Bridges as the Giver, plus Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift in supporting roles.

The first 1+ minute trailer is admittedly brief, but it does set the stage for secrets, drama and some action to help spice things up. Honestly, after such a long wait for this one, it actually looks pretty great. It’s a passion project for Bridges, and that love seems to shine through. It also looks like they've really nailed a good aesthetic for the sci-fi-tinged world. 

The Giver opens Aug. 15. What do you think of the first trailer?

(Via TIME)