San Diego Comic Con has brought us another highly anticipated film we’ve all been dying to get a peek at! Today, Steven Spielberg unveiled the first teaser for his 2018 blockbuster Ready Player One, which is a big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s beloved 2011 sci-fi novel.
Set in 2044, people hide from the declining Earth in a virtual-reality simulator called the OASIS. In the film, teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) finds himself in a treasure hunt of a game that’s peppered with exciting 1980s references. Watts leaves his home in The Stacks, a slummy area of RVs and trailer homes piled high on each other, and enters a world of giant scorpions, monster trucks, “Tron”-style racing motorcycles and retro icons including Freddy Krueger and The Iron Giant.
From the short teaser, and the fact Spielberg is directing, it certainly seems as though this is going to be an epic adaption of the novel.
Starring Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Wade and Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) as Art3mis alongside Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One), Mark Rylance (Dunkirk), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), and Hannah John-Kamen (Killjoys).
Ready Player One hits theatres in March next year.
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