Warner Bros. has released a new, extended trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming immersive-gaming fantasy Ready Player One, showing us more of the OASIS virtual world where pop culture nostalgia, gaming and top-of-the-line graphics magic collide. In addition to another look at the awesome Iron Giant cameo, the “Dream” preview drops some fun Easter eggs for gamers to spot, nodding to popular titles like Overwatch, Halo and Borderlands.
On the heels of the SXSW premiere, it was also revealed that a new poster designed by Scott Hopko will be available exclusively to moviegoers at Cinemark theaters — the image shows Parzival on the Iron Giant’s shoulder, holding aloft a boombox under the tag “Are You Ready?”
Ready Player One opens in theaters March 29.
Based on Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel, Ready Player One is set in the year 2045. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive in this grim future world is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—known as the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.
The film also stars Olivia Cooke as Samantha/Art3mis, Ben Mendelsohn as Nolan Sorrento, Lena Waithe as Aech, T.J. Miller as i-R0k, Philip Zhao as Shoto, Win Morisaki as Daito, Hannah John-Kamen as F’Nale Zandor, with Simon Pegg as Og. Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline.