Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg.
Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen and others.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday, March 15, 2018 released the trailer:
READY PLAYER ONE - Dreamer Trailer .
In 2045, people seek to escape from reality through the virtual reality entertainment universe called OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), co-created by James Halliday (Mark Rylance) and Ogden Morrow (Simon Pegg) of Gregarious Games. After Halliday's death, a pre-recorded message left by his avatar Anorak announces a game, granting ownership of OASIS to the first to find the Golden Easter egg within it, which is locked behind a gate requiring three keys which players can obtain by accomplishing three challenges.
The contest has lured a number of 'Gunters', or egg hunters, and the interest of Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn), the CEO of Innovative Online Industries (IOI) who seeks to control OASIS himself in order to insert intrusive online advertising. IOI uses a number of indentured servants as well as an army of employees called "Sixers" to find the egg.
Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is an orphaned teenager living in the slums, or 'Stacks', of Columbus, Ohio, with his Aunt Alice (Susan Lynch) and her abusive boyfriend, Rick (Ralph Ineson). In the OASIS, his avatar Parzival is best friends with Aech, a virtual mechanic. Wade (as the film's narrating voice) explains that the First Quest of the Hunt to the egg was discovered long before by an unnamed Gunter as a simulated car and motorbike race in a recreation of Manhattan filled with movie monsters and other dangers. Numerous people participate every day (including Parzival on a modified DeLorean time machine and Aech on a Bigfoot monster truck), but no one is able to finish the race due to an apparently invincible King Kong boss at the end of the track. One day, at the race, Wade meets Internet celebrity Art3mis and saves her from being "zeroed out" (dying in-game, which would result in losing all of her avatar's properties) and they start a friendship. Later, while consulting Halliday's (CGI) Journals with their Curator, Parzival discovers an unorthodox way to win the race, but is seen by Art3mis and tells it to Aech, who, in turn, tells it to his friends Daito and Sho.
Here is the full cast and characters of Ready Player One.
The film Ready Player One was scheduled to be released on March 11, 2018 (SXSW, South by Southwest), on March 28, 2018 (France), on March 29, 2018 (United States, Denmark, Hong Kong, Russia, Hungary), on March 30, 2018 (Bulgaria, Canada, People's Republic of China, Estonia, India, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Mexico, Romania, Turkey, Vietnam) and on April 5, 2018 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, InterCom, 20th Century Fox, ACME, Alexandra Films, Blitz, Dispel, Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Sam Film, Tanweer Alliances, Times Media Films, Vertical Entertainment, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Film, Warner Bros. Pictures, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max.
The duration of the film is 140 minutes. With a budget of $155 - 175 million, the film grossed over $582.9 million.
The film Ready Player One is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Ready Player One got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 72. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Ready Player One you can get at:
Official website: warnerbros.com/ready-player-one
IMDB: Ready Player One
Wikipedia: Ready Player One (film)