Entertainment Weekly continues unveiling new details from upcoming films for its Comic Con issue, and today they’ve premiered the first photo from Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel “Ready Player One”.
The first look shows Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts who goes by the name ‘Parzival’ in the 1980s-tinged virtual reality world of OASIS – a wonderland that people in 2045 visit to make their lives more bearable. Wade lives in an old van where the orphaned boy stores his most treasured belongings.
In the film, OASIS creator James Halliday (Mark Rylance) recently died and left behind a final game for his millions of users: Whoever solves his series of pop-culture quests wins the OASIS, along with its parent company, Gregarious Games.
Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller and Ben Mendelsohn co-star in the film which will incorporate a bunch of 1980s references and easter eggs, except for Spielberg’s own filmography which is being avoided.