Steven Spielberg and Ernie Cline Talk Ready Player One, Plus NEW FOOTAGE

March 2018 can't get here soon enough, because that's when we get Ready Player One from Warner Bros. Director Steven Spielberg was the perfect choice to put Ernest Cline's novel on the silver screen, the prevalence of his filmography being integral parts of the story notwithstanding.

Steven Spielberg and Ernie Cline talk "Ready Player One" on stage at SDCC 2017
photo by Bill Watters

In a new video posted today on the official RP1 twitter, we get both Steven and Ernie talking about working on the project together, as well as some new film footage!  Check it out:

"I was very careful, with having Ernie collaborate with me every step along the way to find the movie narrative within the story," Spielberg said. "Ernest Cline is such a visionary, I think he has seen the future before any of the rest of us could possibly imagine it."

There was also what looks like an international teaser that popped up on the Warner Bros. Netherlands YouTube channel, that we've heard is a television spot. It also has some additional scenes we haven't seen yet, although they're just short flashes.

**UPDATE** It's totally a new teaser, btw, because it was also posted on the RP1 Twitter account.

Here's some of the new scenes we noticed:

A shot of some average citizens using the haptic rigs
The ioi drones on the hunt
I'm thinking this is Wade sitting in Halliday's house, because the bag of doritos is the classic logo
Parzival (Wade's OASIS avatar) goes to the Halliday Journal building
Parzival sits inside his hella awesome DeLorean

I personally cannot wait for Ready Player One to hit theaters on March 30th, 2018.

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). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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