The first footage from Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming thriller Ready Player One has been released onto the internet. Spielberg revealed the trailer for the film as part of an event at Comic Con in San Diego, marking his first film since his Roald Dahl adaptation The BFG.
Ready Player One is an adaptation of a novel by Ernest Cline. A young outcast named Wade Watts. In the near future, Watts escapes from his daily drudgery by logging onto an MMO game called ‘The Oasis’. When the game’s billionaire founder dies, he offers players his fortune as the prize in an easter egg hunt within The Oasis. Watts gets in on the action then after five years finds himself facing off against corporate foes who will go to any lengths to get the money — in both the real world and in The Oasis Sheridan, who appeared in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, plays Wade Watts, on a quest to track down This “Easter egg”
Ready Player One is due for release on 30 March 2018 in the UK, US and Australia.