Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is an ode to mainly 80’s pop culture, with references to the decades’ films, songs, television, and video games, including works by the film adaptations director, Steven Spielberg.
In an interview with Collider, Spielberg stated that he would be cutting references to his own movies out of Ready Player One:
I think we were pretty awesome in the ‘80s. I hope the movie returns all of us to the awesomeness of the ‘80s. I love the ‘80s. I think one of the reasons I decided to make the movie was that it brought me back to the ‘80s and lets me do anything I want, except for with my own movies. I’ve cut most of my movies out of [Ernest Cline’s] book. Except for the DeLorean and a couple of other things that I had something to do with, I cut a lot of my own references out of the ‘80s. I was very happy to see there was enough without me that made the ‘80s a great time to grow up.
However, with the newest set photos to arise from Twitter user Michelle Green, it doesn’t look like that’s the case. Check out the photos below for a glimpse of the set details and background that include some of our favorite pop culture references.
Ready Player One is set to hit theaters on March 30th, 2018.