Ready Player One
In the year 2040, James Halliday, the creator of a wildly popular virtual world called the OASIS dies, leaving a message to the world that he has left clues within the immersive universe that will lead one lucky person to his fortune and control of his virtual reality. Five years later, no one has found even one clue…until someone does. 2045 is a cruel time and orphaned teenager, Wade Watts, spends his days in the OASIS – attending school, parties, and searching for Halliday’s treasure. His name becomes the first on the board – and that’s when the quest for control of virtual reality becomes a dangerous game IRL.
Tye Sheridan (X-Men Apocalypse) plays Wade and his avatar Parzival. Making up his team of High Five are Olivia Cooke (Ouija) as Art3mis, Lena Waithe (Master of None) as Aech, and newcomers Win Morisaki as Daito and Philip Zhao as Sho. Full of 1980’s pop culture references, including many references to the director himself, Steven Spielberg takes the lead on a film that was literally written for him. Based on the novel of the same title by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One will invoke a kind of nostalgia only Generation X can provide. Come check out the OASIS, where a better world awaits.
Join us for Ready Player One at the Moviehouse!