Ready Player One

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When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his billions. A contest users are willing to kill to win.

'Ready Player One' review
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'Ready Player One' review

'Ready Player One' is much more than the love letter to gaming culture some corners of the internet would have you believe. The earlier suggestions from some that this could be the “Black Panther for gamers” were ridiculous. Whilst its director, Stephen Spielberg, has admitted his affinity for the 80 with regards to the influences of this film, I viewed it as more as an affirmation of the timelessness of certain aspects of popular culture that draws not only on video games but also on cinema. Within this affirmation, however, is the painful reality of the dysfunctional romance we as audiences have with some of these iconic totems of gaming and cinema.

Here's your first look at Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE

Here's your first look at Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE

The first official image from Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One offers a visual feast on the eve of San Diego Comic Con — The first high resolution image courtesy Entertainment Weekly features Tye Sheridan who plays "Wade Watts", aka Parzival, who uses his VR visor and haptic gloves to tap into the OASIS, a global virtual reality network that allows him to escape "into a realm where movies, cartoons, comic books, and TV shows from the good old days make life in 2045 more bearable."

Win Morisaki joins 'Ready Player One'
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Win Morisaki joins 'Ready Player One'

Win Morisaki has been cast in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One. — The 25 year old boy-band lead vocalist, who also starred in the 2008 television series “Gakko Ja Oshierarenai!," will play a Gunter (a user who searches for Halliday's Easter Egg) known as Daito in OASIS and whose real name is Toshiro Yoshiaki.

Tye Sheridan Cast In "Ready Player One"

Tye Sheridan Cast In "Ready Player One"

Tye Sheridan (Mud, X-Men: Apocalypse) has been cast as protagonist Wade Watts in the Steven Spielberg directed Ready Player One. The adaptation based on Ernest Cline's novel already included Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bates Motel) and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, The Dark Knight Rises).