'Ready Player One' Gets First Official Trailer

December 11, 2017

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This is the first official trailer for the film adaptation of Ernest Cline's 'Ready Player One.' It looks intense. Some of the things I recognized from the book, but a bunch I did not. Of course I don't have the best memory, so I may have just forgotten them. Or maybe I never actually read the book -- now I'm questioning everything. Am I in the OASIS? "And choosing to spend your time in a virtual reality cubicle?" Okay so I'm not in the OASIS, we know that.

Keep going for the trailer.

Thanks to Rocky and Dave L, who agree we need the OASIS now so I can pretend the real world doesn't exist.

  • lucci

    Depeche Mode — World in my Eyes (Cicada Mix).

    You’re welcome.

  • Munihausen

    Columbus, Ohio, 2045?

    Oh, Facebook....Also, Ben Mendelsohn is excellent in everything.

  • Talon184

    I loved loved loved the book and read it several times. I'm dreading the movie being a CGI shlock-fest though. With all the 80s references and vibe and whatnot, it would be better if it was directed in the style of an 80s movie. I'd love to see a cheesy, static-filled opening sequence with cheesy, synthesized, cheesy music playing like on Stranger Things. But, it's gonna be big-budget and schlocky I'm afraid.

  • Kelly

    Huge fan of the book. I plan to watch the movie as a tribute to the book. Any fan would know they can't make the movie exactly like the book. There is no way the could get all the rights to all the references in the book.

  • Talon184

    I'm really curious to see how they handle the whole re-enactment of the movie War Games. Will they cut it completely or try to actually redo some scenes from that classic???

  • Bling Nye

    Pretty sure it's going to be 99% CGI schlock. Also pretty sure it's going to include a lot of "cameo" appearances by about 1000x more pop culture references than were even in the book. https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/upl...

    I enjoyed the book, but this movie has me cringing just with the preview.

  • Kelly

    Then don't watch it. I loved the book. Treating the movie as a tribute to the book not a recreation when i watch it. There are too many references for the to be able to get the rights to make it like the book.

  • Joseph D'Agostino

    Considering previous VR universe films I hope speilberg can pull it off.

  • Draco Basileus

    Everyone get your "Pop Culture Marketing" bingo boards ready! This movie is going to be rife with gross product placements that weren't in the original book.

    For shame, Spielberg, for shame.

    And I'll still probably pay to see it in 3D...and buy the UHD version when it comes out...God I'm such a whore for this stuff.

  • The_Lady_in_the_Van

    I'm so glad it didn't end up being a product placement simulator.

  • Jenness

    The entire book was just product, music and video game placement really. I'm just wanting to see how true they are to the book which I loved, despite it's pro-atheism.

  • Kelly

    If you're expecting it to be true to the book. You haven't read the book. There's no way they could get all the rights to make the movie exactly like the book. I'm a huge fan of the book. Read and listened to the audio book several times. And I'm still looking forward to the movie.

    Decided to watch the movie and go in viewing it as a tribute to the book and not a recreation of it.

  • Jenness

    I read the book and loved it. I don't know, so many artists got a ton of money from Guardian's of the Galaxy sound tracks and resurgence in merchandising that they might be able, if the move is successful, to make it worth the artists / video game maker's while to allow them licensing rights if they give merchandising profits to bring back the games. This Christmas you can buy these tiny desk top versions of Asteroids, Frogger, Centipede, etc that are actually really fun to play for $20.00 at WalMart. Those could be rebranded with the movie and BAM - a whole generation gets to try and get the fly before the alligator eats them.

  • Yeah, well, reality is pro-atheism.

  • Jenness

    Jesus is my co-pilot and he says you're so fucking wrong that he's almost sorry he got shanked by a lance for your sins but because he's chill and very forgiving he'll let you slide for that.

  • H.P. Lovecraft is my co-pilot and he says, "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn." He also made some raspberry noises- I don't know what that was about.

  • Jenness

    I have to wait for Jesus to wake up and I'll ask him what that means because my co-pilot is fluent in all languages. He did tell me once that he was trippin' balls when he made Cthulhu's planet. There are only 3 Cthulhu's that can survive on the planet at once. If a 4th one spawns (during times of extreme inertia) the three must fight until one dies because the planet can only sustain 3. It's a perfect ecosystem.

  • You're lucky. A bunch of cultists have been trying to wake Cthulhu up from his nap for ages. I think he's just avoiding me- He still owes me for lunch that last time we hung out. The price of small villages these days has really skyrocketed. The Mi-go are saying that it's just another effect of globalization, but they're always saying shit like that.

  • Jenness

    The Mi-Go seem like total buzzkills. As for Cthulhu waking up, you need to show them all the movies ever made - ever - of cultists waking up their gods of chaos. Their thank you is typically getting poisoned, killed, eaten, smashed, or their souls sucked out as their bodies are turning into hideous and mindless automatons doing the bidding of the chaos god in question. They need an intervention.

    You know - I just think I thought up a new hit TV show "Cultist Intervention"

    *nudges her co-pilot* "My Lord and Savior, when I get to heaven You willing, can we go back to earth and you can show everyone clips from Jim Jones', Ludgren and the other Cthulhu cults to try and save the souls of their misbegotten cult followers into the one true way?" *listens* Yeah, he's down but I've got a lot to learn on this plane so I'll be here for a while. I will just have to jot this down on the list of "Things to Do in Heaven" right under "sing glories to God in rapturous exultation at least an hour a day".

  • That's a pretty good idea. I mean, y'all get to save some souls and I geet my weak-willed clueless followers weeded out. It's a teleological win-win. Getting good cultists is hard these days. It takes some solid dedication to do all this work for literally no reward, I mean these days every new recruit wants it to be all about *them*- sheesh. Some days I wonder if Cthulhu-cult middle management is the right thing for me. Poor cultist performance, bouts of mindless insanity when dealing with exo-beings, I mean, you should see a conference room when they're done with it. We should really go back to using caves, but I'm sure some muckity mucks nephew said "Hey lets use really trendy high class meeting rooms." So now we're doing that even if it doesn't make sense. I keep telling myself that one of these days I'm going to just quit and Have a nice little Zen retreat with the elder things, but I don't know...

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