A new trailer has been released for Ready Player One, which further reveals Steven Spielberg‘s highly-anticipated sci-fi adaptation. The film follows Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), who joins a worldwide contest to find an actual Easter egg hidden in the OASIS by its creator so that after his death a worthy person would take control of this expansive virtual world. But of course, there’s a nefarious organization ready to swoop in and find it themselves so they can monetize it all and keep it only for wealthy customers. Wade then teams up with other “gunters” to find the Easter egg — for freedom!
This trailer delves deeper into the plot of the film, revealing much more of both the OASIS world and the real world. The relatively muted color palette is a surprising choice, and while it looks as though the film could be getting a bit cheesy when it comes to Wade’s journey, it’s hard not to give Spielberg the benefit of the doubt here. Moreover, the prospect of seeing a filmmaker of his caliber really letting loose with a sprawling, CG-created motion-capture environment—especially in the wake of Tintin—is incredibly exciting.
Here’s the official synopsis: 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.
The film also stars Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance, and opens in theaters on March 30, 2018. Check out the new trailer below: