The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One hit out of Comic-Con over the weekend, and oh boy was it loaded with pop culture references.
Everyone from Harley Quinn to Freddy Krueger (yes, Freddy Krueger in a Spielberg movie!!) made brief appearances in the trailer, alongside the Iron Giant, the DeLorean, the cycle from Akira, and even Duke Nukem!
But there’s one little nod in the trailer that I admit to totally missing. At the 1:41 mark, Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” begins playing and we see a bunch of cars lined up for a race. Among the cars is the A-Team van and even the killer vehicle from Stephen King (and John Carpenter’s) Christine!
Oddly enough, we also learned last week that Christine (a red 1958 Plymouth Fury) will also be making a cameo appearance in this year’s The Dark Tower!
In the book, written by Ernest Cline…
“In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines–puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win–and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.”
The cast includes Tye Sheridan, T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Hannah John-Kamen, Olivia Cooke and Ralph Ineson.
Look for it on March 30, 2018.