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New footage revealed for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

The new footage is bursting with pop-culture references and stunning effects.

Ready Player One
Credit: Warner Bros

Brand new footage has arrived for Steven Spielberg’s hotly-anticipated blockbuster Ready Player One.

Once again, it’s full of pop culture references much like the teaser trailer that including the DeLorean from Back to the Future, The Iron Giant and Freddy Krueger!

The new footage reveals a lot more and gives the story much more depth. You’ll have fun picking out the references that mean the most to you, soundtracked by some 80s classics. There’s even a brief glimpse of The Joker and Harley Quinn!

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance).

When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world.

When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Joining Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bates Motel), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, Bloodline) and T.J. Miller (Deadpool, Silicon Valley), with Simon Pegg (the Star Trek movies, the Mission: Impossiblemovies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (The BFG, Dunkirk) round out the cast.

Directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, Ready Player One was produced by Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman as executive producers.

The film is slated for release worldwide beginning 30th March, 2018, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

The film hits cinemas on 30th March 2018.

Check out the new footage below;

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