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– by Seth McDonald

The adaptation of Ernest Cline’s beloved 2011  sci-fi novel, Ready Player One is anxious to blow us away. The film is set in a dystopian future, where many people use the OASIS (sort of a personal matrix) to escape the awful reality that is their lives.

Actor Tye Sheridan, who plays the film’s protagonist, Wade Watts/Parzival, spoke with Entertainment Weekly and noted the differences in his character’s real identity, and the persona he takes on when he enters the OASIS:

“[Parzival] is a bit more confident than Wade. It’s a nice little contrast between who he is in the OASIS and who he is in the real world. When we first meet Parzival, he wins the first race and his avatar becomes this celebrity within the OASIS. But [Wade] is an outcast and an underdog in the real world, and no one knows that he’s actually Parzival. It’s almost like a Clark Kent thing, where he’s someone super, but no one knows about it.”

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The film’s plot follows Wade/Parzival as he searches for an easter egg within the OASIS, coincidenttally many moviegoers will be doing the same with the numerous pop-culture references sprinkled throughout the film.

It is safe to say this is a film us nerds have been dreaming about for some time. Many popular characters and items were shown in the film’s trailer, including The Iron Giant, the DeLorean from Back to the Future, Harley Quinn, The A-Team, and a dancing Gandalf the Wizard. Ready Player One will be directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by writer Zak Penn and author of the source novel, Ernest Cline.

Ready Player One is set to open March 30, 2018.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

  • Victor Roa

    I’m waiting for “its like he is the one”

    • Broian

      Whoa…

  • Ghost2020

    I’ve heard the book is great, but honestly, the trailers just seem like pandering to nostalgia. Nothing here seems terribly new or interesting.
    Grrr! I’ll hobble away to my little hut and yell at the clouds now. 😛

    • Behemothrex

      I agree, I kept waiting for things in the book to be on screen but then the trailer ended. Bah yes there were bits and pieces here and there but looks like they are just throwing out the story to mash in a bunch of crap. And the casting, seriously the dude is supposed to start out as a lump and gradually work into a normal dude, not start out as a CW teen heart throb. Oh well hopefully it will be better than it looks.