The new trailer for “Ready Player One” dropped on Sunday, and the hunt is on. The film, based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel, stars Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts.
In a dystopian 2044 (Ohio in the film, Oklahoma in the book), Wade spends as much of his time as possible in the virtual-reality world called the OASIS. When James Halliday, the OASIS’ creator, dies and leaves behind a treasure hunt through his creation, Wade struggles to win the ultimate prize.
In the new trailer, keep an eye out for plenty of 1980s pop-culture references, since that neon-splashed era was when Halliday grew up. (A favorite reference we spotted: A boombox hoisted in the air, a la John Cusack in 1989’s “Say Anything.”)
“Ready Player One” is scheduled to open March 30 in the US and UK and March 29 in Australia.