Updated article (12/11/17):
Fans who missed yesterday’s live stream of ‘Ready Player One’ writer Ernest Cline participating in a Q&A event on Facebook, in conjunction with the release of the sci-fi movie’s latest trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures has now officially debuted both videos online. During yesterday’s stream, two of the drama’s actors, Simon Pegg and Tye Sheridan, greeted fans and introduced the trailer event from Brazil Comic-Con.
Cline debuted the trailer to ‘Ready Player One’ fans worldwide in person from his hometown theater, the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. He arrived in his DeLorean and sat down with Alamo’s Birth.Movies.Death editor, Scott Wampler, to introduce the trailer. They also discussed the scribe’s inspiration for the story, and his experience meeting and working with director Steven Spielberg.
Check out the ‘Ready Player One’ trailer, as well as the live stream Q&A event with Cline, on Facebook, as well as below.
Original article (12/10/17):
Following yesterday’s release of the electrifying new movie poster for the upcoming action drama, ‘Ready Player One,’ scribe Ernest Cline is set to participate in a special live stream event on Facebook today. The stream, which is set to begin at 9:45am PT, will feature a Q&A with the author, who made his novel debut with the 2011 sci-fi book, as well as the release of the movie’s latest trailer.
The event will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas. Warner Bros. Pictures, which is set to release the book’s film adaptation in theaters on March 30, is set to debut the movie’s new trailer during the stream.
The adaptation of ‘Ready Player One’ was also written by Cline, and directed by Steven Spielberg. The adventure film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the following synopsis for ‘Ready Player One’:
In the year 2045, much of Earth’s population centers have become slum-like cities due to overpopulation, pollution, corruption, and climate change. To escape their desolation, people engage in the virtual reality world of the OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), where they can engage in numerous activities for work, education, and entertainment.
Wade Owen Watts (Sheridan) is a teenager from Oklahoma City who frequents the OASIS and attempts to win “Anorak’s Game,” a game created by the recently-deceased creator of the OASIS, James Halliday (Rylance), in search of its Easter Egg. The winner is to be granted full ownership of the OASIS and Halliday’s $240 billion fortune. While Wade works with several friends from the OASIS to discover Anorak’s treasure, the corporate giant Innovative Online Industries (IOI) employs a number of players to try to discover the treasure first and seize control of OASIS for themselves.