“Ready Player One” is a futuristic film based on the Ernest Cline novel of the same name and centers on a character named Wade. He has become so disgruntled of real life that Wade begins spending more and more time in the virtual world of ‘The Oasis,’ a landscape that allows users to escape the drudgeries of their everyday mundane lives. After the game’s multi-billionaire creator dies his final will and testimony allows for one winner in the virtual world to acquire his vast fortune. Wade finds himself caught up in this race for billions only to learn that even in the virtual world real death can be real.
Spielberg will serve as director and co-producer with Zak Penn (Alphas, The Avengers) adapting the Cline screenplay along with Eric Eason. Producing with Spielberg are Donald De Line, Dan Farah and Kristie Macosko Krieger.
Look for it in theaters beginning December 15, 2017.