The film is rich in 80's pop culture references. Ready Player One promises to be a visually stunning, fast-paced and nostalgia-fueled ride.
While the trailer doesn't delve too deeply into Ready Player One's plot, it does showcase the film's incredible CGI and special effects work.
One of the early architects of modern pop culture, Steven Spielberg, delivered the first trailer for his upcoming blockbuster, Ready Player One at the San Diego Comic-Con earlier today. In that world, it's possible to meet the Iron Giant and fight Freddy Krueger himself.
Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives.
While Spielberg won't be referencing his own films, the movie will have a score by Alan Silvestri, who wrote the score to another iconic '80s movie, Back to the Future. Sure, he's floundered a touch with the DOA The BFG and I can't say I was immensely taken with Lincoln, but it's this genre where his vision truly shines.
Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, with a script by Cline and Zak Penn.
"When I read Ready Player One, it was like the most unbelievable flash forward and flash back at the same time to a decade I was really involved in, the 1980s, and to a future that's out there waiting for all of us".
Man, when this movie comes out in 2018, the theater is gonna be drowning in whispers of "Oh hey it's that thing!" Hopefully this won't go the way of Ender's Game and with Spielberg at the helm, it seems silly to even think that way.