'Ready Player One' Trailer: Steven Spielberg's easter-egg filled pop-culture nirvana


The Post hasn't even been released yet and here comes the trailer for Steven Spielberg's next endeavor: Ernest Cline's pop culture masterpiece "Ready Player One." A book which was deemed by some to be unfilmable, but Spielberg will try and make some sense out of its dystopian future filled with virtual reality. 

A look at the original trailer and the fear of overkill comes to mind. It's never a positive sign when you are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of visual effects on-screen, why? A lack of humanism does come to play, even though this is essentially a story set in virtual reality. This new trailer is a little better, there's more character and less reliance of wham bam. I'm confident Spielberg will do something interesting with this, but his last few films have brought a losing streak that I hope can be vanquished with this film, or maybe even the upcoming December released "The Papers."

The official synopsis:

"When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg."

“Ready Player One” will be released March 30, 2018.