When Ready Player One finally hits cinemas, it will guarantee to do one thing, which is to get audiences repeatedly pointing to the cinema screen. Judging by the first sneak peek and this latest trailer, the sci-fi adaptation isn’t short of pop culture references and cool cameos.
There’s Adam West’s Batmobile, Doc Brown’s DeLorean, the bike from Akira, King Kong, Iron Giant and many more cool Easter eggs that have spotted in this new trailer. Who knows what other surprises await when the film finally hits cinemas in March next year.
Based on the best-selling novel, Ready Player One 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.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One opens in cinemas at the tail end of March 2018 and also stars Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.