Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) — Warner Brothers released the first official trailer for Steven Spielberg’s futuristic adventure flick, Ready Player One, on Sunday.
The clip, loaded with nods to previous sci-fi classics, including King Kong, Back to the Future, and Lord of the Rings — and even the 1989 romantic comedy Say Anything — is set in Columbus, Ohio in the year 2045, where a boy, Wade Watts, escapes his dull life by jumping into a virtual universe called the OASIS.
The world’s creator — who has since died, reveals an Easter egg hidden within OASIS that, if found, will earn the user his half-a-trillion dollar fortune and total control of the universe.
Meanwhile, Van Halen’s 1984 hit, “Jump,” plays underneath.
Ready Player One — starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance — is slated to open March 30.
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