Few will argue that the marriage of Ready Player One, based on the book by Ernest Cline, to director Steven Spielberg isn’t a match made in heaven. But in this heartfelt featurette, Cline reveals how the book itself wouldn’t have been what it was with Spielberg’s influence on him. It’s poetic, really, that Spielberg inspired Cline’s book, and then the book inspired Spielberg to bring it to the big screen.
Check out the new Ready Player One featurette, titled “See The Future,” right here:
The film’s official twitter account also released this new TV spot:
— Ready Player One (@readyplayerone) January 21, 2018
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 (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. Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline.
Ready Player One arrives on March 30.
Can you imagine, as a fan, being in Cline’s shoes? If you’d written something that was heavily influenced by the work of a legend, only to have that legend step in and turn it into a movie? The thought of that alone is goose bump-inducing. This film has all the makings of a modern day Spielberg classic. Here’s hoping it lives up to that potential!
SOURCE: Warner Bros.