Video – Steven Spielberg introduces READY PLAYER ONE

Fans were treated to a peak at extra footage from READY PLAYER ONE this weekend, a new video serves as a reminder of how iconic Spielberg’s career has been to date, with glimpses of ‘Jaws’, ‘Indiana Jones’, ‘ET’ & ‘Jurassic Park’, amongst others.

“I could not have written ‘Ready Player One’ if I hadn’t grown up on a steady diet of Stephen Spielberg movies” says author Ernest Cline, against a backdrop of new footage for the highly anticipated sci-fi movie.

“When I read ‘Ready Player One’ it was the most amazing flash forward and flashback at the same time.” says Speilberg in the video, giving us more details of the futuristic plot “suddenly I saw a future that Ernest Cline envisioned, it wasn’t that far away from what I think is going to happen some day”.

Watch the video below

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: Impossible movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, 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.

READY PLAYER ONE hits Irish cinemas on March 30th 2018