Spielberg returns to popcorn cinema with Ready Player One based on Ernest Cline’s bestselling trashy novel. From this teaser trailer, it looks like it’s going to be a Who Framed Roger Rabbit for popular culture, with various icons and artefacts showing up briefly.
Just some of the things people are expected to say during screenings are: ‘Hey look, there’s Freddie Krueger.’; ‘Oh wow, is that the DeLorean from Back to the Future?’; and ‘Amazing, how did they get the rights to the Iron Giant?’
It seems after the 90s created the iconography of virtual reality within various terrible movies, it’s now becoming a reality with Oculus Rift, Playstation VR and probably everyone else making headsets designed to make you throw up.
Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg head the cast.
Ready Player One arrives in theatres 30 March 2018.