A new trailer for Ready Player One gives us a better look into the virtual world of Oasis.
Ready Player One was originally a book written by Ernest Cline and published in 2011. The plot revolves around a young boy competing in a competition set within a virtual world known as Oasis.
The winner of the competition will become the sole heir of the Oasis world and its technology, the company behind it and more money than you’d know what to do with! Oasis’s creator, James Halliday, has recently passed away and this online competition is his last will and testament.
The original book is well known for its love for all things 1980’s, in some cases maybe too much. A major proponent of this theme included a lot of love for director Steven Speilberg’s work.
As Spielberg is the director of this adaptation, it’s been interesting to try and see how much of the book’s references have remained intact. From this second trailer, it looks as Speilberg has removed all references to his own work and used others instead such as Warner Bros. The Iron Giant.
Still, watch this visual feast and count up how many references and easter eggs you can spot in this trailer.
Title: Ready Player One
Release | US: 30th March | UK: 30th March | World: IMDb
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.