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Spielberg Unleashes the Ultimate Pop Culture Battle with Ready Player One (Trailer)

By Zach

Based on Ernest Cline’s 80’s fueled VR adventure novel, Steven Spielberg is bring Ready Player One to life next spring.  Starring Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, who lives in the dystopian future of 2045, Wade, like most people, lives most of his life in the limitless VR world of Oasis.  When the creator of Oasis, James Halliday (Mark Rylance), dies, he reveals via a recorded message to everyone in Oasis that he’s left clues to an “Easter Egg” hidden somewhere in the VR universe and the first person to find it will gain his entire fortune and control of Oasis.  An evil corporation led by Ben Mendelsohn invades Oasis to find the Egg by any means necessary and Wade joins forces with a fellow player, Art3mis (Olivia Cooke) to find it first.  The cool part about the book, and now the movie, is the utterly jam packed references and cameos to pop culture and only someone like Spielberg could have wrangled all the necessary rights for characters as diverse as Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Chun-Li, Tracer from Overwatch, LotR Orcs, The Iron Giant, Gundam and way too many more to count and the movie is also fueled by both 80’s music and a new score from Back to the Future’s Alan Silvestri.  The movie is out on March 30th next year and you can check out the new trailer below.

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