After a lot of waiting, the first trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune is finally here. It has an almost impossibly star-studded cast — there’s everyone from Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet to Jason Momoa and Oscar Isaac — along with impressive set design and, yes, gigantic sandworms. But it’s also based on a classic sci-fi novel that’s been infamously hard to adapt for the big screen. Which raises an important question: how does The Verge staff feel about our first look at the movie?
So, what do we think of the trailer?
Russell Brandom (policy editor): I am tentatively pretty into it! The sandworm is awesome! The pain box / gom jabbar sequence looks extremely good, and the fact that it’s given such prominent placement in the trailer makes me feel like Villeneuve really gets the story (in a way he maybe didn’t for Blade Runner). Even the little details like the crocheted Bene Gesserit veils feel right.
Chaim Gartenberg (news editor): [chanting] SANDWORM SANDWORM SANDWORM SANDWORM SANDW-
…so you could say that I’m pretty excited about the sandworm. But also the cast looks fantastic, and Villeneuve’s tendency for muted colors and massive scale look like they’re a perfect fit for something the size of Dune.
Megan Farokhmanesh (reporter): The trailer hits on all…