Spiel­berg de­buts ac­tion packed ‘Ready Player One’ footage

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

SAN DIEGO — Steven Spiel­berg dives into the world of vir­tual re­al­ity in his adap­ta­tion of “Ready Player One.’’ The di­rec­tor un­veiled ac­tion- and nos­tal­gia-packed footage from the film Satur­day at San Diego Comic-Con.

The 6,500-per­son Hall H crowd gave the di­rec­tor a stand­ing ova­tion and cheered heartily when the first im­ages from the dystopian fu­ture world came up on screen, and even more so when The Iron Gi­ant popped up.

Au­thor Ernest Cline said he learned how to be a sto­ry­teller be­cause of Spiel­berg. Spiel­berg said he liked the idea of do­ing a flash for­ward and flash back in the film, al­though he said that when he first read the book, his first thought was that they were go­ing to need a younger di­rec­tor. “Ready Player One’’ opens in March 2018.

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