We now have a trailer for Steven Spielberg’s latest, an adaptation of Ready Player One, Ernest Cline’s novel tale of a future virtual reality world.
That 2045 world is called OASIS – cue litigation from the Gallagher brothers – and its creator has just died. He has, however, left behind a video that teases of an Easter egg being hidden somewhere in the vast virtual world. Find it and his massive fortune – and control of OASIS – will be yours. The superheroically-named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan, aka the Xmen’s Cyclops) is the one to find the first clue, and the race to unearth the egg intensifies dramatically.
The movie also stars Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, TJ Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.
Keep an eye out for numerous fun geeky nods in the trailer, the most obvious being a certain stainless steel vehicle. We must also give respect for the decision to jam Depeche Mode and Van Halen into the one trailer.
Ready Player One is due in Australian cinemas on March 29, 2018.