Enjoy These Two NEW Ready Player One Featurettes

Ready Player One Featurette

Courtesy of Warner Brothers UK we have these two new featurettes which explore Steven Spielberg’s OASIS in more detail alongside cast interviews.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse.  But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance).  When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world.  When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Joining Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bates Motel), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, Bloodline) and T.J. Miller (Deadpool, Silicon Valley), with Simon Pegg (the Star Trek movies, the Mission: Impossible movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk) round out the cast. Directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, Ready Player One was produced by Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman as executive producers.

The Story and The High Five featurettes look at the world and characters created by novelist Ernest Cline and brought to life by director Steven Spielberg, exploring the motivations and goals of those chasing Halliday’s egg and ultimate control of the OASIS.

One thing mentioned by actor Tye Sheridan in the ‘High Five’ featurette is that the clan are actually underdogs in the movie. For those who have seen the film and are about to see the film, see if you agree with that statement. For me, the film always feels guaranteed that they would succeed. There is no hint that they’re underdogs by any means because Wade (Tye Sheridan) is so knowledgable on James Halliday the creator of the OASIS. It’s like a professional Vs a noob (IOI in this case in the movie).

Check out my review of Ready Player One HERE

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