New video reveals how Steven Spielberg inspired Ready Player One

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Jan 21, 2018

Ready. Set. Hut! Warner Bros dropped a very touching behind-the-scenes clip that explains how director Steven Spielberg entered the proverbial oasis and helped inspire Ernest Cline's Ready Player One. The commercial aired during Sunday's important game day that decides which NFL team goes to Superbowl LII.

"I could not have written Ready Player One if I hadn't grown up on a steady diet of Steven Spielberg movies Cline said at the opening of the video. "It would've been a different story, or I would've not written it at all. His work is woven into the fabric of my life."

"When I read Ready Player One, it was the most amazing flash forward and flashback at the same time," Spielberg said during a clip from the San Diego Comic-Con last year. This clip did a good job at reminding you how Spielberg has created a plethora of films that are in line with this post-apocalyptic future that he admits in the video that we're not too far from what he thinks what actually can happen.

The official Ready Player One Twitter also dropped a new secret spot featuring James Donovan Halliday, aka Anorak — the creator of OASIS — challenging players to find the Easter egg to inherit his fortune.


Fans of the book will get to see how faithful Spielberg kept to the source material when the highly anticipated blockbuster hits theaters on March 30.