First Set Photos and Video from Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One"

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 4:41PM
Ready Player One
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 4:41PM
First Set Photos and Video from Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One"
Ready Player One has just started filming in Birmingham, and Steven Spielberg and co. are creating a grungy, dirty dystopian world for Wade Watts to escape from:



In the book, and presumably the film, the world has been ravaged by an energy crisis, leading to widespread economic stagnation and all of the social problems that accompany poverty. The protagonist Wade Watts, when he's in the real world, is a poor orphan living in the "stacks" of Oklahoma City. Meanwhile, most of the action takes place in a virtual universe called OASIS, which will likely be mostly CGI.










The film stars X-Men's Tye Sheridan, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl breakout Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and T. J. Miller. It will be directed by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay co-written by Ernest Cline, who wrote the original novel of the same name, X-Men veteran Zak Penn, and Eric Eason. It will be scored by the legendary John Williams, and feature a small cameo from nerd hero Wil Wheaton.

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Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.
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Ready Player One hits theaters on March 30, 2018.


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