Released today at Comic-Con, the trailer for Ready Player One is absolutely insane. Now try and spot all the little things from other movies.
“In the year 2044, on his death bed James Halliday, the creator of a wildly popular virtual reality utopia known as the OASIS, begins a hunt for his fortune and ownership of the whole VRMMO world with puzzles and riddles based on Halliday’s obsession with pop culture of decades past. After years of searching for Halliday’s “Easter Egg,” one average teenager named Wade Watts solves the first clue, he sparks excitement and hope back to the hunt, and throwing him into a world of people willing to kill for the information he has, changing his life forever.”
So we got one Iron Giant, one DeLorean, one Freddy Krueger and was that the red bike from Akira? Yes, all in there and probably many more I’ve missed. In case it’s not yet obvious, before watching this trailer I had little to no idea what Ready Player One was and without the synopsis above I honestly still wouldn’t. But really they completely had me with the Iron Giant (who from what I hear will have a pretty big role), everything else was icing on the cake (and what a crazy cake this is).
Ready Player One was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Zak Penn, Eric Eason and Ernest Cline, who also penned the novel of the same name on which this movie is based on. Starring in this sci-fi madness are Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance (in every Spielberg movie lately), T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn, Olivia Cooke and many more.
Ready Player One hits theaters March 30th 2018 after getting pushed back from its initial December 15th date (to avoid The Last Jedi).