In this first look at Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) escapes to the OASIS.
As part of their Comic-Con preview, Entertainment Weekly shared this peek at the character using his VR visor and haptic gloves to enter a world filled with comic book, movie, and cartoon relics that help make life in 2045 more bearable. Wade Watts (aka Parzival) uses this old van as a hideout to store his most precious belongings.
The film, based on the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, tells the story of a dystopian society where most people suffer in poverty. The only escape is through a virtual reality simulation created by James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who has left behind one final game after his recent death. Whoever solves his pop-culture filled quest wins the OASIS, a virtual reality playground, along with his company, Gregarious Games. Otherwise, the OASIS will be taken over by the corporate IOI organization.
“Ready Player One” arrives in theaters on March 30, 2018.