Ready Player One has a new teaser trailer with a little surprise in it. In line with the book by Ernest Cline, the teaser has its own easter egg. It’s a hidden link that takes you to another video, narrated by Steven Spielberg and Cline himself!
This teaser focuses on James Halliday (Mark Rylance), his legacy and the race to find the easter egg in the OASIS. There are some new images and the movie definitely looks crazy exciting and cool. Luckily, a few hours after the teaser was released, the featurette that the hidden link led to was also released on Ready Player One‘s Twitter page. That video also has some new stuff, including some really interesting commentary from Spielberg and Cline. The author talked of writing the book based on a “steady diet” of Spielberg’s work. Spielberg, in turn said this of Cline, “Ernest Cline is such a visionary and I think has seen the future before any of us could have possibly even imagined it”.
The videos together give us a fuller picture of what we have to look forward to with this movie, without spilling all of the beans. That’s good news for fans of this story. Fingers crossed that it’s as good as it looks!
In the year 2045, much of Earth’s population centers have become slum-like cities due to overpopulation, pollution, corruption, and climate change. To escape their desolation, people engage in the virtual reality world of the OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), where they can engage in numerous activities for work, education, and entertainment.
Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is a teenager from Columbus, Ohio who frequents the OASIS and attempts to win “Anorak’s Game”, a game created by the recently-deceased creator of the OASIS, James Halliday (Mark Rylance), in search of its Easter Egg. The winner is to be granted full ownership of the OASIS and Halliday’s $500 billion fortune. While Wade works with several friends from the OASIS to discover Anorak’s treasure, the corporate giant Innovative Online Industries (IOI) employs a number of players to try to discover the treasure first and seize control of OASIS for themselves.
Ready Player One premieres in theaters March 30th.