Looking back to see the future.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Steven Spielberg flick Ready Player One. Instead of just another trailer showing bits of the movie, this starts earlier. Way earlier.
Beginning with a series of clips from previous Steven Spielberg classics, Ready Player One author Ernest Cline provides a voiceover crediting Spielberg with being an inspiration. Seeing the collection of movies that Spielberg has under his belt is always impressive, and this is no different.
This is a different sort of trailer, for a different sort of movie. If you’re looking for clips from the movie, they’re here, but giving us a little background from the creators is nice too, if not a bit of a gamble.
By reminding us of classics that come before, the implication is that this new movie will match up with them. I tend to think that Spielberg must be confident that it will, or he wouldn’t have agreed to this. I certainly hope it does.
Ready Player One arrives in theaters March 30th.