“In 2045 reality’s a bummer, but we could go somewhere without going anywhere at all, the Oasis. My name is Wade Watts my dad picked that name because it sounded like a super hero’s alter ego, but he died when I was a kid, my mom too and I ended up here. Sitting here in my tiny corner of nowhere. I was born in 2025 but I wish I’d grown up in the 1980’s like all my heroes. I live here in Columbus, Ohio. In 2045, it’s still ranked the fastest growing city on Earth, but it sure doesn’t seem like it when you live in the stacks.” ‘Ready Player One’ centers on a young outcast teen named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan). In the near future, Watts escapes from his daily drudgery and finds adventure in a virtual reality world game called ‘The Oasis’.
“This is the Oasis, it’s a place where the limits of reality are your own imagination. People come to the Oasis for all the things they can do but they stay for all the things they can be.” When the game’s billionaire founder dies, he offers players his fortune as the prize in an Easter egg hunt within The Oasis.
“I’m here talking to all of you now because our future is being threatened. I just came here to escape but I found something much bigger than myself, I found my friends, I found love and now people have lost their lives.” Watts gets in on the action then after five years finds himself facing off against corporate foes who will go to any lengths to get the money — in both the real world and in The Oasis.
“This is war for control of the future.” “Welcome to the rebellion, Wade.” An adventure too big for the real world co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Ernest Cline, Eric Eason, and Zak Penn, based on Cline’s novel of the same name, the science-fiction adventure 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 29, 2018.
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