Ready Player One fans finally get a glimpse of Stephen Spielberg‘s take on The Oasis, in the film’s first teaser trailer released at San Diego Comic Con.
Based on novel writer Ernest Cline’s nerdy love letter to the 80s, Ready Player One is set in a Dystopian future where citizens escape their reality by visiting an expansive virtual world.
The film follows a young outcast, Wade Watts otherwise known by his screen name Parzival (Tye Sheridan, Mud), who escapes his daily life in the stacks by logging into an online virtual reality game called ‘The Oasis’. When the billionaire game maker James Halliday dies, he offers a generous prize to the first player to solve his Easter egg hunt. Watts becomes enamoured by the hunt and after five years finds himself in a head-to-head race against a bunch of corporate foes, and some friends, to claim the prize.
The first teaser trailer takes fans into an action-packed dive into the virtual world, featuring appearances from Freddy Krueger, The Iron Giant and the DeLorean.