|Directed by||:||Steven Spielberg||Produced by||:||Steven Spielberg, Donald De Line||Screenplay by||:||Zak Penn, Ernest Cline||Based on||:||Ready Player One by Ernest Cline||Starring||:||Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller||Cinematography||:||Janusz Kamiński||Production company||:||Warner Bros.|
Steven Spielberg Talks Ready Player One In A New Featurette
It's only a couple of months now until Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One arrives on our screens. And to give us an additional taste of the movie – along with input from the director himself, a new featurette has arrived.
Somewhat fittingly for a film that promises an adventure channeling a hefty chunk of nostalgia, the featurette allows author Ernie Cline – on whose novel the movie is based – to wax poetic about how Spielberg's work shaped his youth. And for the director to return the favour, talking about what the novel made him feel and why he chose to adapt it.
There's also a look at a few new moments from the film, even though we've seen a lot of the footage in the trailers.
Ready Player One, set in a run-down future, follows teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), who likes to escape his dreary, dangerous real world by logging into Oasis, a globally networked virtual utopia where users lead idyllic alternate lives. When the game's eccentric, Steve Jobs-style billionaire creator dies (Mark Rylance's James Halliday), he offers up his fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Wade is pitted against powerful corporate foes and ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the Oasis and the real world, to reach the riches first. Olivia Cooke is Sam, a Canadian blogger who goes by the handle Art3mis in Oasis and ends up joining forces with Wade, while Ben Mendelsohn is nefarious corporate type Nolan Sorrento. The film is out on 30 March.