READY PLAYER ONE unfolds its plot in the latest trailer!
Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) certainly isn’t trying to be a hero, but he certainly might become one, as seen in the new trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One, based off the novel by Ernest Cline.
The film takes place on an overpopulated future Earth where people spend their days in the virtual comforts of Oasis, a virtual reality world where kids go to school, many adults go to work and do business transactions, and everyone builds up fantasy lives rather than living their own. James Halliday (Mark Rylance), Oasis’ creator, died several years back and left his fortune and control of Oasis to the first superfan to solve his scavenger hunt within the game. But cracking Halliday’s super secret world has been impossible– until teenage nobody Wade Watts figures out the first clue and his world is flipped upside down. Now, Wade must solve the rest of Halliday’s mysteries first, without getting himself killed by super-corporation IOI, who wants to win Halliday’s game and control the virtual world for monetary gain.
The new trailer (featured above) is busting out even more great 80s references including Gundam from Overwatch, King Kong, and more. The story is also drawing some unintentional but very timely parallels to the fight for Net Neutrality.
Ready Player One hits theaters on March 30, 2018.