Ready Player One takes place in 2045, as James Halliday (Mark Rylance), the creator of wildly popular virtual reality utopia called OASIS lies on his death bed. Thus begins a hunt for his fortune and ownership of the whole VRMMO world with puzzles and riddles based on Halliday’s obsession with pop culture of decades past.
After years of searching for Haliday’s “Easter Egg,” one average teenager named Wade Watts solves the first clue, he sparks excitement and hope back to the hunt, and throwing him into a world of people willing to kill for the information he has, changing his life forever.
Detour‘s Tye Sheridan takes the lead into this world as Wade Owen Watts, in this new film from Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline.
It looks pretty decent from the trailer, but I’m not familiar with the novel so it just looks like a mass of Virtual Reality stuff at the moment.
Ready Player One is released in the UK on March 30th, 2018.
Writers: Ernest Cline, Zak Penn, Eric Eason
Also stars: Hannah John-Kamen, TJ Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Olivia Cook, Lena Waithe, Kae Alexander, Ralph Ineson
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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