Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the first trailer and a new poster for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One today, and it’s pretty amazing. Set in a future world where virtual reality is a lot better than the real thing, Ready Player One dazzles with images geared to thrill fans of Hollywood sci-fi classics from King Kong to Back to the Future and Lord of the Rings, with a split-second detour to Say Anything along the way.
The trailer will certainly require more than a single run-through, if only to catch as many cinematic references as you can. And it ends with Van Halen’s 1984 rocker “Jump,” which isn’t a bad reason to go for another round.
Check out the trailer above, and see the poster below.
The sci-fi adventure, written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline’s novel, is set in 2044 and stars Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, who finds the first clue in a race to find the hidden Easter Egg in a massive VR game called the Oasis, created by a now-deceased genius. Whoever finds the Egg will inherit the creator’s $240 billion fortune.
The movie also stars Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance.
Ready Player One is produced by Steven Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; Executive Producers are Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman.
Ready Player One is set for release on March 30, 2018.
And here’s the film’s new poster: