In less than two minutes, there are a ton of hidden secrets (and blatant cameos) in the Ready Player One trailer. The story begins when the founder of Oasis dies and offers his fortune up in a treasure hunt that brings out all kinds of contestants, including a teenager named Wade Watts, who will be played by Sheridan.
The highly anticipated movie, based on the popular 2011 science fiction novel by Ernest Cline, is set in a energy crisis-ravaged future where millions of people have sought refuge in the world of virtual reality.
"It was like the most unbelievable flash forward and flashback at the same time", the director said of the film, an adaptation of Ernest Cline's sci-fi novel. Now, at San Diego Comic-Con, we have an early glimpse inside of Spielberg's vision. Akira, Iron Giant, Back to the Future, Nightmare On Elm Street, and so much more.
"I grew up watching this man's movies and studying them", said Cline.
The preview opened in a futuristic trailer park in Columbus, Ohio where Wade lives, as he puts on the Oasis headset and gloves and is transported into its VR world.
"And you can do whatever you want in this world, everything that you can imagine". So it is fitting that he gets his chance at virtual reality as well.
Steven Spielberg is one director who has done everything and with something approaching perfection.
Anticipation has been running rampant for Ernest Cline's popular novel READY PLAYER ONE ever since the movie rights were picked up.