An incredible new trailer dropped over the weekend for the upcoming Speilberg movie, Ready Player One.
This trailer sets up more of the story which is essentially: in the year 2044, the Willy Wonka of VR has died, kicking off the world’s most outrageous scavenger hunt to determine an heir to his empire. A nobody, named Wade Watts, is the “Charlie Bucket” of the story. He’s determined to be the one to find the easter egg, and discovers some more sinister plans in play along the way.
The OAISIS looks like the definition of geek heaven. So many references to different games and movies…I can’t lie, the Back to the Future Deloron is my favorite. Also, with Spielberg at the helm, this is promising to be a fun ride.
For those who have read the book: how does this trailer look in comparison? Let me know!
From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. 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.