Steven Spielberg Reveals 'Ready Player One' Footage At Comic-Con

Iron Giant, Back to the Future DeLorean featured in first Ready Player One footage

Warner Bros. officially debuted the first teaser trailer for Spielberg's Ready Player One during their Hall H panel at SDCC 2017, before releasing it to the public.

The first trailer for the Steven Spielberg adaptation of Ready Player One is here, and man is it heavy with references.

In the story, set in 2044, people hide from the declining Earth in a virtual-reality simulator called the OASIS, where teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) finds himself in a treasure hunt of a game that's peppered with 1980s references. Wade Watts joins an worldwide scavenger hunt in the virtual world to track down three clues left behind by OASIS's founder.

But Spielberg chose to take on the challenge anyway, spending two and a half years bringing author Ernest Cline's vision to life.

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. A few in the footage included the the Iron Giant, Freddy Krueger and the Delorean from Back to the Future. "It was the most unbelievable flash forward and flashback at the same time about a decade I was very involved in, the '80s, and a flash forward to a future that is awaiting all of us, whether we like it or not", said Spielberg (via The Hollywood Reporter).

"When I read Ready Player One, it was like the most fantastic flash forward and flash back at the same time to a decade I was really involved in, the 1980s, and to a future that's out there waiting for all of us".

What do you think of Spielberg's latest film? The movie opens on March 30 for Easter weekend.

Spielberg is known for frequently collaborating with specific actors - namely Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford - and Ready Player One marks the third collaboration between him and Rylance over the past two years or so.

Scripted by Cline and Zak Penn, Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J.

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