Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ trailer is an epic '80s-style adventure
Are you ready?
If entertainment execs have learnt anything from the runaway success of Stranger Things it's that '80s nostalgia sells. Everyone loves the decade that produced some of the best movies of all time: E.T., Ghostbusters, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Back to the Future, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones Raider of the Lost Ark.
And sitting in the director's chair on many of the best '80s movies was Oscar-winner Steven Spielberg. So it makes sense that Ready Player One, the upcoming sci-fi movie stacked with nostalgic '80s references would be directed by the king of that decade and genre.
Ready Player One is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ernie Cline and set in a miserable dystopian future which has just one place where people can escape to: a virtual reality universe called the OASIS. You can go to any time or place in the OASIS with most players preferring the fun times of the '80s.
The OASIS was created by billionaire James Halliday - played by Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance - who releases a video on his death challenging all OASIS users to find an Easter egg, which he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS. The winner will, "...inherit half a trillion dollars and total control of the Oasis itself," Rylance says in the trailer.
Enter gamer Wade Watts (X-Men's Tye Sheridan) whose parents died when he was kid and is eking out a grim existence, "...I ended up here. Sitting here in my tiny corner of nowhere - there's nowhere left to go. Nowhere. Except the OASIS."
Watts gets caught up in the dangerous, high-octane hunt for the hidden egg, which turns out to be not just a VR game but the ultimate game for survival.
The Ready Player One trailer is set to the classic '80s Van Halen track Jump, watch and enjoy it here:
Ready Player One will be in cinemas March 30, 2018
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