“Like many of you, I came here just to escape. But I found something much bigger than just myself. Are you willing to fight? Help us save the OASIS.”
So Parzival, a.k.a. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), rallies the other gunters, or egg hunters, in the first full trailer for Ready Player One. Whereas the SDCC teaser aimed just to pluck all the heartstrings with every nostalgic Easter egg from the DeLorean to the Iron Giant, today’s trailer actually delves into the movie’s plot, with some help from Depeche Mode and Van Halen.
Steven Spielberg is directing the film, based on a screenplay by Zak Penn (Alphas, The Karate Kid 2) and Ready Player One author Ernest Cline. The official synopsis:
From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.
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.
Watch the trailer:
Ready Player One comes to theaters March 30.