Love the '80s? Then the first look at Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One" will stoke your nostalgia.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the image, which is chock-full of Easter eggs. The movie is based on Ernest Cline's sci-fi novel and is set in a dystopian world where people escape the ravaged environment through a virtual reality game called OASIS.
In the photo, the protagonist, Wade (Tye Sheridan), is wearing VR goggles and haptic gloves as he plays the game under the handle Parzival. He's searching for a valuable Easter egg which could net him a huge fortune.
Wade is in his private sanctuary, a junk van in the "stacks" — literally, stacks of trailer homes — where he lives with his aunt and uncles.
The walls of the van are adorned with newspaper and magazine covers depicting the creators of OASIS, James Halliday (Mark Rylance), and Ogden Morrow (Simon Pegg).
There's a lot of '80s paraphernalia; Wade obsessively researches movies, TV shows, and music from the era that are mentioned in Halliday journal. You can spot a Garbage Pail Kids sticker and "Star Trek" and "Masters of the Universe" lunchboxes.
"Ready Player One" is due in theaters March 2018.
In 2045, the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that's hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger. Read More