What? Like you didn’t expect them to double down on the nostalgia?
Spielberg’s Ready Player One, an adaptation of Ernest Cline’s pop culture-infused novel, is headed to theaters later this month, and a batch of new posters that pay homage to beloved ’80s movies have just been shared over on Imgur. We’re not yet sure if these are official or fan-made, but they appear to have been on display at an event for the film.
Mind you, they’re not *all* ’80s-inspired, but with shout-outs to the posters for The Lost Boys, Beetlejuice and The Breakfast Club, the marketing is very ’80s-heavy.
Check out all of the fun homage posters below!
Ready Player One arrives on March 29, 2018.
“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.”
Spielberg directed from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. The film was produced by Donald De Line, Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.
Ready Player One stars 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 (Shaun of the Dead) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”).