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Ready Player One Readies the Rebellion with Pop Culture Icons

Love, war, and rebellion in this Ready Player One trailer

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Warner Bros. Pictures has a new trailer for “Ready Player One,” and it’s filled with more pop-culture references and stunning scenery. This isn’t the first trailer for Spielberg’s sci-fi adventurer, but it’s a pretty great one. Just like previously released videos, the real fun is finding the pop-culture references and obscure Easter-eggs hidden away within the film. We should mention that some of them are easier to find than others. In previous trailers we saw characters and items from the games Overwatch, King Kong, and Street Fighter, and from films like Iron Giant and Back to the Future.

You still have a bit of a wait before “Ready Player One” hits theaters, which means this probably isn’t the last trailer to hit the internet. The film is scheduled to release in theaters this coming March, and will have a lot of competition at the box-office. Three-time Academy Award winner, Spielberg (“Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan”) directed “Ready Player One,” which is based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon ($10 at Amazon).

The film is being produced by Spielberg; Donald De Line, under his De Line Pictures banner; Dan Farah; and Spielberg’s longtime colleague Kristie Macosko Krieger; with Bruce Berman serving as executive producer. De Line and Farah originally brought the project to Warner Bros. Among the star-studded cast bringing the film to life are Hannah John-Kamen, T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Olivia Cooke, Tye Sheridan, and Kiera Bell. You can watch the first official-trailer below.

“Ready Player One” marks a return to Warner Bros. for Spielberg, who previously directed the studio’s “Empire of the Sun,” “The Color Purple” and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” in addition to producing the hits “Gremlins” and “The Goonies.” A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures, “Ready Player One” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

If you want to set a reminder, “Ready Player One” is scheduled to release on March 30, 2018. Other big hitters releasing that month are “Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time” from director Ava DuVernay, and “Tomb Raider” starring Alicia Vikander.

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