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‘Ready Player One’ featurette gives fans a new glimpse at our digital future

‘Virtual reality will be a super drug.’


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Jan 22, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 3:54 am CDT

A new behind-the-scenes featurette for Ready Player One reveals how the past, present, and future came together within a movie stuffed with ’80s nostalgia.

Between brand new clips and a voiceover from protagonist Wade Watts, author Ernest Cline and director Steven Spielberg look at the real-life influences woven into the book and upcoming film. Between the grim dystopian future shown in Wade’s part of Columbus, Ohio, to the infinite possibilities of virtual reality, it’s creating a wholly realized future, one that might end up looking rather familiar in a few years.

“Ernest Cline is a such a visionary, and I think he’s seen the future before any of us possibly could even imagine it,” Spielberg said.

Ready Player One debuts in theaters March 30.

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*First Published: Jan 22, 2018, 11:33 am CST