The cinematic adaptation of Ernest Cline’s pop culture mash-up is barreling toward release, and Steven Speilberg is making his oeuvre a central part of the conversation around the film.
The latest Ready Player One trailer starts with a greatest hits mashup chronicling Speilberg’s remarkable run, highlighting films like E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jurassic Park before showcasing some new shots of the film. Set in a dystopian future, the film follows the journey of Wade Watts, one of the millions of people who spend more time in the virtual reality game Oasis than they do in the real world. When the creator of Oasis dies, he reveals he has hidden an easter egg in the game that promises untold fortunes and the rights to his corporation, causing the biggest treasure hunt the world (virtual or otherwise) has ever seen.
Watch the new footage for yourself here:
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Ready Player One comes to theaters on March 30.