Final ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer Shows Off More of Spielberg’s Tech-Driven Epic

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Warner Bros. has unveiled a big new trailer for Ready Player One, the upcoming sci-fi adventure from filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

The film brings to life Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel, which is set in the future and tells of a world where people spend much of their time in a virtual reality universe called the OASIS. When the creator of the universe (Mark Rylance) dies and leaves behind a contest offering immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg, our young hero (Tye Sheridan) heads in, enterting a race with more at stake than he bargained for.

This one looks big. The CG visuals are beautiful and there appears to plenty, plenty of pop culture references for viewers to have fun spotting. It’ll be interesting to see whether Spielberg can deliver a blockbuster hit here, considering his last fun, non-drama financial success was The Adventures of Tintin – seven years ago.

Ready Player One brings back a lot of the team from Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies, including D.O.P. Janusz Kaminski (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan), production designer Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel), editor Michael Kahn (Saving Private Ryan, Raiders of the Lost Ark), and costume designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone (Moonrise Kingdom).

The film also stars Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller and Simon Pegg and arrives in Australia and the U.S. on March 29 .




Official synopsis for Ready Player One:

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.

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