First look: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

I’ve been looking forward to to for a while…at last we have a first look at Steven Spielberg’s next film Ready Player One.

Entertainment Weekly has released the first image of Tye Sheridan as the film’s protagonist Wade Watts.

Based on the best-selling book by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade, 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 the 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.

The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book so I’m really looking forward to seeing what Spielberg has done with it. Ready Player One is due to be released in March 2018.

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