Directed by Stephen Spielberg, and based on the award-winning book of the same name, Ready Player One tells the story of real world people drawn into the world of virtual reality due to the prospect of uncovering a fortune hidden within the game.
In the year 2045, much of Earth’s population centers have become slum-like cities due to overpopulation, pollution, corruption, and climate change. To escape their desolation, people engage in the Virtual Reality world of the OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), where they can engage in numerous activities for work, education, and entertainment.
Wade Watts is a teenager from Columbus, Ohio who frequents the OASIS and attempts to win ‘Anorak’s Game’, a game created by the recently-deceased creator of the OASIS, James Halliday, in search of its Easter Egg. The winner is to be granted full ownership of the OASIS and Halliday’s $240 billion fortune. While Wade works with several friends from the OASIS to discover Anorak’s reassure, the corporate giant Innovative Online Industries (IOI) employs a number of players to try to discover the treasure first and seize control of OASIS for themselves.
The film is based on the 2011 book of the same name that was written by Ernest Cline that has become a worldwide phenomenon, it stars amongst others Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance.
Set to be released by Warner Bros, it is produced and directed by the legendary Stephen Spielberg and was set for a release this week, but seeing as though it was going to clash with the new Star Wars film it’s release date has been pushed back to March 30th next year.
You can still check out the trailer for it below…