There are a lot of big movies coming out this year, and many are going to be visual spectacles of sorts. But arguably one of the most visual movies you can see this year is Ready Player One. This film is set in both the real world and a virtual world known as the Oasis. A realm where anyone can be anything, just as long as they have the imagination to do so. And the film is about a young kid who must save this world from being corrupted.
A new trailer for Ready Player One has arrived, and in it we see not only more visual references to both video games, films, and other media, but a bigger scope as to what is going to happen in the film. The plot is about the Oasis’ creator, who dies and leaves the ultimate “Easter Egg” for players to find. If they find it, they’ll have total control over the Oasis, and get a boatload of money. That causes one group to go to extreme lengths to make sure no one gets it but them.
As you see, they’re willing to kill these players, and their hopes to get their way. But because of this, the “missing generation” as they are called come together to form The Rebellion, and fight against those who want to use the Oasis for their own purposes.
The last 30 seconds or so really show just how grand the scope of Ready Player One is going to be. It’s going to be a full-on virtual war, and it’ll feature all kids of characters from all types of media, and that’s so cool.
Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that the song in the trailer is from the original Willy Wonka film, that’s pretty cool as well.
The film arrives March 29th.