From cinematic game changer Steven Spielberg comes Ernest Cline's holy grail of pop culture. Released circa San Diego Comic Con 2017 (July 20–23), Ready Player One is scheduled to premiere in U.S. Theaters on March 30, 2018.
(Yes, I am aware actor Tye Sheridan played “Cyclops” in a previous X-Men film, so seeing this was absolutely hilarious :p)
I am SO READY for Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE! An adaptation of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel of the same name, this filled-to-the-brim retro-references of pop culture was undoubtably designed to appeal to folks of my generation (“Gen-X”, fhanks), and for folks who grew up in the 80s - a certain demographic that is fueling the current trend of films and media - an entire generation of folks with ready bank accounts and credit to re-secure a slice of the past their/our pasts, when back in the day “owning” said-past might have been a luxury, much less kept alive and in all our collective collections since!
That, AND looking at the visual spectacle in the trailer, shows that FILMS are made to do, SHOW AWESOMENESS too! LOL
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WHAT-IS: "Ready Player One is an upcoming American science-fiction adventure film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline's novel of the same name. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and T. J. Miller. The film is scheduled to be released on March 30, 2018." (Wikipedia)
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WHAT-IS: “Ready Player One is a 2011 science-fiction novel, and the debut novel by Ernest Cline. The story, set in a dystopian 2044, follows protagonist Wade Watts as he searches for an easter egg in a virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit a valuable fortune in a world torn by an energy crisis.”
SETTING: "In the year 2044, the world has been gripped by an energy crisis from the depletion of fossil fuels and the consequences of global warming, causing widespread social problems and economic stagnation. To escape the decline their world is facing, people turn to the OASIS[a], a virtual reality simulator accessible by players using visors and haptic technology such as gloves. It functions both as an MMORPG and as a virtual society, with its currency being the most stable in the real world. It was created by James Halliday who, when he died, had announced in his will to the public that he had left an Easter egg inside OASIS, and the first person to find it would inherit his entire fortune and the corporation. The story follows the adventures of Wade Watts, starting about five years after the announcement, when he discovers one of the three keys pointing to the treasure." (About The Novel, on Wikipedia)