These 'Ready Player One' Reimagined Classic Movie Posters Are AMAZING

Finally it seems like Warner Brothers is moving forward at a clippin pace to bring more Ready Player One movie goodness to the public before the film opens at the end of the month.  If you're at all familiar with the premise of Ernie Cline's book, then you know the importance of classic 80s films on the plot and characters.

WB has released 12 incredbily detailed hommage posters featuring the main PR1 characters recreating famous films.  Lets take a look:

The High Five avatars in The Matrix.

Sure, it's not an 80's flick, but the importance of The Matrix to cinema and more than likely to the characters in the more targeted to 90's kids RP1 film is kind of obvious now.  Also, note Art3mis's top with Space Invaders alien on it.

A beautiful RP1 version of "Labyrinth"

This poster is so gorgeous, I want it on my wall.  Featuring Art3mis in her Og's party dress in the place of Sarah in the ballgown, this nod to Labyrinth is fab.

Classic "Risky Business"

I absolutely love how this poster features Parzival's ECTO-88 DeLorean in place of the original Porsche.


This poster has some special extras on it, the pair of men standing there looking at the house/Castle Anorak are more than likely James Halliday (Mark Rylance) and Og (Simon Pegg)

The ultimate car chase movie, Bullitt

We know from the trailer there will be some kind of race in the film (which isn't in the book) so this great Steve McQueen classic Bullitt with the DeLorean is perfect.

Ernie Cline's favorite 80's flick, Back To The Future

Fun fact- Ready Player One book author Ernie Cline has finally narrowed down his favorite classic 80's film to Back To The Future– making this one special. I really want to see what's reflected in the car's windshield there.

Classic 80's vampire movie Lost Boys

Here's hoping we get some of the soundtrack from The Lost Boys in RP1.

Probably my favorite change from the book, the addition of Iron Giant

Again, not an 80's film, but The Iron Giant is certainly playing a bigtime role in RP1.

The Brat Pack pose from "The Breakfast Club"

The High Five in the signature Brat Pack The Breakfast Club pose.

Parzival as Rambo
Blade Runner, but with an Escape from NY twist

My household has several movie posters displayed, and most recently an original 1982 Blade Runner 1 sheet, so this image is pretty familiar to me.  The addition of the Statue of Liberty is more than likely an Escape from New York nod, or maybe Ghostbusters II.

The Goonies

And of course, the ultimate 80's treasure hunter flick, The Goonies.

Ready Player One is set to hit theaters on March 29th.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

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