Directed by Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One is a sci-fi action adventure movie, based on the Ernest Cline book of the same name. The film was released in 2018, surrounded by a great deal of hype.

To promote the movie, Warner Bros. Pictures released a series of posters. The posters spoofed a number of iconic movies, including Risky Business (1983),and Blade Runner (1982) amongst others.

Do you remember them?

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Ready Player One posters

In this post I am highlighting five of the posters that were released in 2018. Here is The Blade Runner-inspired poster, which also includes a certain iconic car.

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Cool right?

Here is the next poster, do you recognise the movie it spoofed?

Image: ©Warner Bros. Pictures

This poster took its inspiration from classic vampire movie, The Lost Boys (1987). Simple, but very effective.

Did you guess right?

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Next up is a Bullet (1968) inspired poster, with the lead replacing Steve McQueen’s character, Lt. Frank Bullitt.

Image: ©Warner Bros. Pictures

The Tom Cruise-starring Risky Business (1983) provided the inspiration for the next poster.

And finally, here is a fantastic poster which took its inspiration from The Iron Giant (1999) – a character who also appeared in Ready Player One.

Image: ©Warner Bros. Pictures

So, what do you think?

I was a big fan of these posters when the movie was released, and I still think they stand up now. Using various pop culture references to promote your film is a good idea – especially when your film is loaded with more pop culture than you can shake a stick at.

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