Steven Spielberg? His first science fiction movie in 13 years? Iron Giant? Lara Croft and Mad Max’s Interceptors? DeLorean and Akira’s bike? Duke Nukem and Freddy Kruegger in one frame?
I almost had a heart attack.
I love two things here. First, all the references for the 80-s and 90-s heroes are pretty subtle and are mostly background figures. Second… it’s Spielberg.
It’s just a teaser and little is shown, but seeing all the pop culture blended in a sci-fi movie directed by him just makes me feel so much better. Incredible.
I think most of us grew in one way or another on Spielberg’s movies, whether it was ‘E. T.‘, Indiana Jones movies, ”Jurassic Park” or something else. His later adventure/sci-fi movies weren’t so iconic, but still good and entertaining.
The film is based on the book by Ernest Cline, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
I’m really looking forward to seeing ”Ready Player One”.
Interesting note from IndieWire. ”Speaking of “Back to the Future,” Cline revealed that not only does he drive a Delorean, but when he first met Spielberg he brought a piece of the car (the glove box lid) for Spielberg to sign. “‘Have you ever signed a Delorean before?’ I asked him, and he said no. So then I said, you know who’s the only person in the world with a Steven Spielberg-signed Delorean?” Cline said to laughs.”
P. S. Thanks io9.gizmodo for some gifs.