The first trailer for Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s legendary novel, just dropped at San Diego Comic-con
Steven Spielberg takes us to a place that alot of people want to go. Ready Player One! Ever since Ernest Cline’s novel shot to the top of bestseller lists, fans have been waiting for the movie. It’s the story of a kid growing up in the near future, dreaming of escape from his life in a massive, dystopian trailer park. He’s only happy in the Oasis, a massive multiplayer VR world, where he indulges in his love for 1980s pop culture.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Teenager Wade Watts lives with his aunt in the “stacks,” a poverty-stricken district constructed of trailer homes piled on top of each other. He spends all his spare time logged on to the OASIS as a “gunter” (a contraction of “egg hunter”), an avatar under the moniker Parzival, reading Halliday’s journal Anorak’s Almanac and researching films, songs, and TV series from the 1980s mentioned therein, as well as playing classic video games. One day, he realizes during a fit of boredom that the location of the first key is on the world of his online high school, in a re-creation of the Dungeons and Dragons module Tomb of Horrors. He meets Art3mis, a famous female hunter and blogger who had been exploring the place, but is then able to solve the puzzle first by defeating its adversary Acererak in the video game Joust. He is awarded the Copper Key, and Parzival appears on the “Scoreboard”, attracting the entire world’s attention.