New Ready Player One Trailer Brings Spielberg's VR Adventure to Life

Posted December 11, 2017

When the creator of OASIS dies under mysterious circumstances, he leaves his fortune and control of OASIS to the person who discovers a fabled Easter Egg inside the virtual world. Three-time Academy Award victor, Spielberg ("Schindler's List", "Saving Private Ryan") directed "Ready Player One", which is based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon ($10 at Amazon).

Several times in Steven Spielberg's prolific career, he's released two films within a few months, like "Jurassic Park" in June 1993 and "Schindler's List" that December.

The trailer for Steven Spielberg's next big movie has finally arrived. In the years since it was published, the book has become popular read for genre fans. You can watch the first official-trailer below. During a Facebook Live event in which Cline debuted the film's second trailer, he confirmed that he was working on a sequel to the book. "Ready Player One" is scheduled to hit theaters this coming March and will have a lot of competition at the box-office.

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"I'm kind of sleepy because I watched it over and over again last night", Cline said before premiering the trailer. It's packed with pop culture references; immediately obvious was the Back to the Future DeLorean and the motorcycle from Akira speeding through virtual city streets, plus the Iron Giant, you know, which is pretty awesome.

The new movie stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance as James Donovan Halliday. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.