New ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer: Enter Steven Spielberg’s Nostalgic Virtual Reality

Warner Bros. has released the new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s return to blockbusters, Ready Player One. Based on Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel of the same name, Ready Player One finds Wade Watts entering a reality-bending treasure hunt inside the Oasis, a virtual universe the people have found salvation in in a world on the brink of absolute chaos. When Wade soon realizes a mysterious organization
is after the same thing for the wrong reasons, he teams up with other “gunters” to not only find the easter egg, but save the Oasis as they know it.

This. Is. Awesome. I’m absolutely fascinated by this film. The teaser trailer still gives me goosebumps, as it’s basically a trip down nostalgic lane, but this trailer, this trailer is everything. First and foremost, the trailers finally dives into the story, splashing plot points for both the real world and Oasis through its runtime. I was personally surprised by the choice of colors and overall look of the Oasis, but Spielberg still have three months and change to make everything look as perfect as he can. With the aspect of virtual reality, it’s going to be really fun to see Spielberg play with an entire CGI/motion capture world.

Just as the first trailer did, this new footage is plastered with pop culture easter eggs all over. Current and classic characters, games and movies make appearances all over the place, which will no doubt satisfy the every day geek. I personally haven’t read the book, and although I’m highly reconsidering that at this point, I’m really looking forward to seeing what kind surprises the film has in store for us, as this is definitely the ultimate playground for a filmmaker like Spielberg.

Check out the new trailer below and after doing so, leave your comments below, especially if you’re a nerd! Have you read the book? What are you hoping to see? What do you think of the effects? Spielberg’s Ready Player One is released on March 30th, 2018 and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller and Mark Rylance.

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.

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