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Rush's Tom Sawyer featured in trailer for Ernest Cline and Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One

Sat, Jul 22, 2017@4:47PM | comments

Ready Player One is the critically-acclaimed, 2011 sci-fi book from author, self-described seventies/eighties protonerd and Rush fan Ernest Cline. Ready Player One makes several references to '80s pop culture, with particular attention to cult films, classic arcade video games and music. The book contains several references to Rush including a particularly significant reference to the band's 2112 album. Back in 2015 we learned that legendary director Steven Spielberg had been tapped to direct a film adaptation of the book, with comic book movie writer Zak Penn working with Cline on the script. The movie is currently slated for release in March of 2018 with the lead role played by 20-year-old American actor Tye Sheridan, best known for his roles in The Tree of Life (2011), Mud (2012), Joe (2013) and as a young Cyclops in last year's X-Men: Apocalypse. The first trailer for the film was released earlier today and prominently features Rush's Tom Sawyer, which plays in the trailer from the 1:40 to 2:20 marks. This bodes well for the possibility of seeing more Rush featured in the film, including the prominent role played by 2112. You can watch the trailer below or on YouTube at this location (thanks Will C).