New Ready Player One Set Photos are Loaded With Geeky Easter Eggs

Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 11:18AM
Ready Player One
Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 11:18AM
New Ready Player One Set Photos are Loaded With Geeky Easter Eggs
When an adaptation of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One was first announced, those who had read the book were instantly curious about how its many pop culture references would appear on the big screen, especially given the 21st century entertainment industry's litigious nature. Many of the references in Cline's book dealt specifically with Stephen Spielberg's vast body of work, so it wasn't too surprising when the legendary director took on the task of bringing this adaptation to the big screen. In the past, Spielberg has revealed that he plans to leave out most of the references to his own work in the movie, instead opting to focus on the many other classic 80's properties that crop up throughout the dystopian tale of virtual reality gaming.

Ready Player One is preparing for production in Birmingham, UK, right now, and Spielberg's team is setting about turning England's second city into the dystopian backdrop for the adventures of Wade Watts. Fans of the book will be delighted to know that part of this transformation includes plastering the city's walls with graffiti depicting a staggering amount of pop culture classics.

Set photos from a Birmingham local have come online, detailing references to everything from Thundercats (praise be to Snarf!), to Gremlins, to DC Comics very own The Flash.










This is already shaping up to be the geekiest movie in years, and cameras have barely even started rolling. 

Check out the official synopsis, below.

Opening quote
When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.
Closing quote

Ready Player One hits theaters on March 30th 2018
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