Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ have set a December 15, 2017 theatrical release date for Ready Player One to be directed by Steven Spielberg. The sci-fi action film is based on the novel by Ernest Cline and has Spielberg, Donald De Line, Dan Farah, and Kristie Macosko Krieger attached as producers.
Announcing the 2017 release date, Warner Bros Pictures President of Domestic Distribution Dan Fellman said, “Any film from Steven Spielberg is an event film, so it felt right to date this thrilling new project from one of our greatest filmmakers for the holiday season.”
Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, Worldwide Distribution, added, “There are few directors with the global stature of Steven Spielberg, so we are thrilled to be delivering his latest adventure to audiences worldwide.”
The Book’s Plot:
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
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