4 New Photos For Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE! New Trailer Coming on Sunday!
A new trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One is set to drop this Sunday! While we wait, we have for new images from EW to share with you. If you've never read the book that the film is based on by Ernest Cline, do yourself a favor and read it before the movie comes out! If you read GeekTyrant, this book is everything you ever wanted in a story as it's a love letter to the geek culture.
It's hard to express how excited I am for this movie, but, I love this story so much, that I'm actually more excited about seeing this movie than I am about seeing Avengers: Infinity War. I know that probably seems crazy to some of you, but that's just how it is. Here's the synopsis:
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. 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 decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.
In an interview with EW, Spielberg talked a bit about the film and The OASIS, which is the main setting for the film. In case you weren't aware, 70 percent of the population in the story live their lives entirely online:
“There are so many more compelling reasons to escape into the OASIS than exist in real life. A lot of our movie is a comparative study: Which world would they rather spend their lives in — with all the distractions and complexities and perks of the digital world of the OASIS, or with the responsibilities of being a student or a parent living in real life? It’s real life versus virtual life. Which is more compelling?”
As far as the new photos go. In the one above, we see the main character Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) "emerging from the abandoned van he uses as a home base for his OASIS gear, complete with a stationary bike for generating power and papered with articles and lore about his tech-pioneering hero: The creator of the OASIS."
In this photo, Wade is outside the Stacks which is where he was raised. The scene comes right from the book when a bomb blast destroys the stacks. I won't go into the details of how this all comes about, but it's super intense.
This photo shows Wade as his avatar Parzival standing with Art3mis, and they "researching a clue by examining virtual-reality archival footage of James Halliday (center, behind the glass) and Ogden Morrow (Simon Pegg, far right, wearing a visor) as they create their online wonderland."
The final image features Samantha a.k.a. Art3mis (Olivia Cooke). She is described as "a warrior-goddess who rides the motorcycle from the 1989 anime film Akira and has an equally formidable knowledge of all things nostalgic." In the photo In this scene we see her looking over a real-life version of an epic online battle. When talking about the scene Cooke says:
“My character has stumbled on to the street where she’s seeing all of these people in their work clothes, all ages, all ethnicities who are getting together and locked in their visors. They’re having a huge war, this rampage.”
She went on to talk about her character a bit more saying:
“Art3mis is something of a legend. She is known for being tough, fearless, and confident. I feel like Samantha is that as well. There’s really no differentiation. She prides herself on being true to the core.”
The film also stars Ben Mendelsohn and T.J. Miller, with Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance. It's set to be released on March 30, 2018. Stay tuned for the trailer coming on Sunday!