“Ready Player One” Official Trailer

By Creative Media Times

Warner Bros. Pictures

After unveiling a sensational, crowd-pleasing teaser for it science fiction adventure film “Ready Player One” at last summer’s Comic-Con, Warner Bros. has now released an exciting new trailer for the film, full of pop-culture references and some trademark Spielberg-visuals galore.

The trailer, like the novel it is based on, featured plenty of our favorite characters crammed into its short running time, from King Kong to Harley Quinn, to Child’s Play‘s Chucky and Gundam (and many other characters that may require multiple viewings to identify) as our protagonist Wade Watts (played by Tye Sheridan) enter the virtual-reality world of “OASIS.”

Based on Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name and directed by Steven Spielberg, the trailer is visually stunning and futuristic, yet still retro, with Van Halen’s 80’s anthemic track “Jump” playing during the second half, providing some feel-good, nostalgic energy.

“Ready Player One” arrives in theaters on March 30, 2018.

Here is Ready Player One’s official synopsis:

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.