From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.
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, played by 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, played by 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.
Screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. Ready Player One was produced by Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.
Aside from Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Tye Sheridan, the film stars Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, and Simon Pegg.
Behind the scenes, three-time Oscar winner Spielberg reunited his creative team from Bridge of Spies, including Oscar-winning director of photography Janusz Kaminski, Oscar-winning production designer Adam Stockhausen, Oscar-winning editor Michael Kahn, and costume designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone. The music is by Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin Entertainment present, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Amblin Production, a De Line Pictures Production, a Steven Spielberg Film. The film is slated for release on March 30, 2018, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.