Debuting at San Diego Comic Con earlier this evening is the staggering first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi action adaptation, Ready Player One.
The film brings author Ernest Cline’s celebrated YA novel to the screen, combining ’80s pop-culture nostalgia and post-apocalyptic sci-fi. From The Iron Giant, to Freddy Kruger, via the DeLorean, the amount of Easter eggs on offer here is quite frankly remarkable. G
Scheduled for global release in 2018, give the SDCC trailer a spin below.
Ready Player One is in cinemas March 30, 2018 and stars Tye Sheridan (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Mud”), Olivia Cooke (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “Bates Motel”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One – A Star Wars Story,” “Bloodline”) and T.J. Miller (“Deadpool,” “Silicon Valley”), with Simon Pegg (the “Star Trek” movies, the “Mission: Impossible” movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Dunkirk”).
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.