Straight outta Comic-Con: Steven Spielberg dropped the first trailer for his dystopian virtual reality-themed movie Ready Player One—and it includes a cameo from none other than the Springwood Slasher aka Freddy Krueger! We’re given the framework of a story involving a teen from 2044 who’s obsessed with the 1980s; he spends most of his time in a virtual world called The Oasis, where he lives in a world of nostalgia.
In addition to Krueger, the trailer for Ready Player One includes appearances by The Iron Giant and the DeLorean from Back to the Future; I’m sure there are a bunch of other nods that I missed! The bulk of this trailer is set to Tom Sawyer by Rush. Have a look and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: From cinematic game changer Steven Spielberg comes Ernest Cline’s holy grail of pop culture.
Ready Player One is based on the novel by Ernest Cline; the film stars Tye Sheridan, T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Hannah John-Kamen, Olivia Cooke, and Ralph Ineson. Look for it in US Theaters on March 30th.