Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE gets a new trailer… and a disturbing new poster

Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE gets a new trailer… and a disturbing new poster

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Steven Spielberg has been trying to make READY PLAYER ONE into a movie for a while now, based on the book by Ernie Cline. Over the summer we got our first look at the film thanks to San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Spielberg and Cline, along with co-screenwriter Zak Penn actually appeared at the show along with the film’s stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, T.J. Miller and Ben Mendelsohn, premiering a trailer that gave a taste of what to expect. As imaginative as the story already was, the trailer looked absolutely crazy. The idea of Spielberg directing a virtual reality movie is incredibly intriguing, so it should be quite an experience. Today we get a new full trailer that shows even more of the film’s story, and again wows us with some crazy visuals. I have a feeling this is one of those cases where you could watch this frame by frame and still miss some of the intricate details. Check it out for yourself and tell us what you think in the comments below.

But before we get to that, let’s talk about the poster above. What’s up with that leg?!? Who in the Warner Bros. marketing department let this pass? We’ve seen bad Photoshop or questionable likenesses on posters before, but this is just a silly misstep. Hopefully this won’t be the final poster for the film…

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.

READY PLAYER ONE opens March 30, 2018

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