New “Ready Player One” Trailer Jumps Into Near-Future Dystopia

By Creative Media Times

Warner Bros. Pictures

“An Adventure Too Big For The Real World” is exactly what the latest trailer is.

True to the book its based on, Steven Spielberg’s latest science fiction action film “Ready Player One” is full of nostalgia, adventure, and social commentary and its latest trailer certainly shows a lot of it.

Set to Merethe Soltvedt’s cover of “Pure Imagination” from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” there’s of course plenty of popular culture references here as seen in earlier footages.

This time though, we also see one from Spielberg’s own “Jurassic Park.” Yep, for a quick few seconds we have a T-Rex in “Ready Player One” chasing a truck through the city streets.

Also released this week are new character posters for the film (below) featuring Parzival/Wade Watts (Tyler Sheridan), Aech/Helen Harris (Lena Waithe), Art3mis/Samantha Evelyn Cook (Olivia Cooke), Daito / Toshiro Yoshiaki (Win Morisaki), Shoto / Akihide Karatsu (Philip Zhao), Anorak / James Donovan Halliday (Mark Rylance) and Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn).

Based on Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, “Ready Player One” arrives in theaters on March 30, 2018.

Here is the official synopsis for “Ready Player One”:

The film 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.