"Are you ready?"
That's the questioned posed in the first trailer for "Ready Player One," released Saturday during San Diego Comic-Con. The preview brings us to Cleveland, Ohio, in the year 2045, a time when the younger generation is known as the "missing millions" because they have nowhere left to go. However, they have one escape: the OASIS.
As described in the trailer, the OASIS is "a world where the limits of reality are your own imagination." For our hero, Wade (Tye Sheridan), that means a lot of crazy adventures, from battles with giant creatures to zooming around in one vehicle after another. That becomes especially true when he winds up competing in a treasure hunt for the game's late founder's fortune.
The film is directed by Steven Spielberg and is based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline. The cast also includes Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, and more.
"Ready Player One" is due out March 30, 2018.
In 2045, the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that's hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger. Read More