That's the world of Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, as the legendary director is back in the main event chair to craft a tale that features pop culture references to...well, just about everything really.
I also laughed a couple of times at the marketing-speak, which is overhyped even by the standards of movie trailers. The overcrowded slum area that simply stacks trailers and mobile homes on top of one another in an accident waiting to happen. You know, reality. But until national and state by state curriculums get their acts together, Stephen Spielberg is directing an adaptation of Ernest Cline's awesome novel. All but one of Kaminski's Oscar nominations are for Spielberg films, including Lincoln and War Horse.
The first footage from Steven Spielberg's forthcoming thriller Ready Player One has been released onto the internet.
Ready Player One opens in theaters March 30, 2018.
Steven Spielberg's next film, Ready Player One, is looking very promising.
Three-time Academy Award victor, Spielberg ("Schindler's List", "Saving Private Ryan") directed "Ready Player One", which is based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon ($10 at Amazon). The OASIS is a massive virtual reality created by one of Watts" idols, the brilliant James Halliday (Mark Rylance), a kid of the "80s. Not only does the teaser set up the film's plot, it offers a tantalizing glimpse of the various franchises set to be represented in the movie. When Halliday dies, he leaves his huge 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.
Played to rapturous reception, the footage includes an explanatory voiceover by Tye Sheridan's lead character, as he describes the sense of emptiness and longing that brings him to The Oasis - a virtual reality scene where his pop culture heroes - and ours - engage in battle and exciting chases.