A new image has surfaced online from Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated film adaptation of Ernest Cline's retro sci-fi fantasy novel Ready Player One. The photo was shared by USA Today and it features Samantha Cook (Olivia Cooke) and Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) being hunted down by the villainous Sixers.
When talking about the film, Spielberg describes it as "a cautionary tale but also an exhilarating adventure." He goes on to say that the '80s "had a refreshing lack of cynicism, and in our story, that’s what people are trying to return to. In their real lives, they’re living in a debris field of the first half of the 21st century."
As many of you already know, the story is set in a world where the people escape in a virtual world known as the OASIS, where they live their lives. The story revolves around Wade Watts who is on the hunt for an Easter egg hidden in the OASIS that a lot of people would like to get their hands on. When talking about Wade and his love interest Samantha, Spielberg says:
"You get to know their quirks, (but) you don’t know who the person really is until you meet them in the real world. So there’s always that doubt: Are they telling the truth about themselves?"
This is such an awesome story that includes an explosion of nostalgia. I love this story and I'm so freakin' excited about the movie. It looks like it's going to be an insanely awesome and entertaining cinematic experience that audiences won't want to miss.
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery, and danger..
The film also stars Ben Mendelsohn and T.J. Miller, and Simon Pegg. It's set to be released on March 30, 2018. To watch the most recent trailer again, click here!