Comic Con is in full swing as day three Hall H panels kick into high gear. One of the most anticipated panels is for Warner Bros as Steven Spielberg took the stage to debut the first epic footage for the film adaptation of Ready Player One.

The film, adapted from Ernest Cline’s novel about a future where 1980s-infused virtual reality is the only escape from the grim, impoverished real world. The movie stars Tye Sheridan as Parzival, a kid who is hunting through the digital OASIS for clues that will allow one user to inherit the tech company that controls it. On his heels is Nolan Sorrento, Ben Mendelsohn’s corporate apparatchik from rival tech firm IOI, who will do anything to win control of this property, including eliminate people in the real world.

The trailer kicks off wih a musical variation on Gene Wilder’s song “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie. We see Parzival in his dilapidated trailer using a primitive VR rig, while hundreds of Easter egg-hunting employees under Sorrento’s control and the smorgasbord of well known characters and movie teeences begins.

We see The Iron Giant from Brad Bird’s 1999 animated film, muscle-bound android avatar leaps through a junkyard and is shown blasting apart a razor-claw-wielding Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street and last but not least of all, the DeLorean from Back to the Future.

Scripted by Cline and Zak Penn, the film also stars Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance. Ready Player One opens in theaters on March 30, 2018. For now, take a first look at the trailer below.

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