We’re about to get a new Steven Spielberg movie, and that alone is cause for celebration. While Ready Player One has certainly invited controversy due to the source material and the marketing campaign, at the end of the day, we’ve got Spielberg—a legend of blockbuster filmmaking—returning with a blockbuster film, and that demands to be seen. Although I have my reservations about the story, I’m still excited to see new Spielberg and I hope it lives up to my expectations.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Ready Player One. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “READY PLAYER ONE”. The screening is Tuesday, March 27th at 7:30pm at Regal Atlantic Station, so please don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
Check out the latest trailer below. The film opens March 29th, and stars Tye Sheridan, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, and Olivia Cooke.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ready Player One:
The film is set in 2045, with the real world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But people have found salvation in the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday died, he left his immense fortune, and total control of the OASIS, to the first person to win three keys, unlocking the door to a digital Easter egg he hid somewhere in his seemingly infinite creation. His challenge launched a game that gripped the entire world, but after five years the scoreboard remained tauntingly empty…until now.
An unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan)—under his avatar name, Parzival—finally conquers the first contest, instantly becoming a celebrity…and a target. Ruthless corporate mogul Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) proves he will stop at nothing to beat Wade and take over the OASIS, and suddenly the virtual stakes are all-too-real. Ultimately realizing he cannot win alone, Wade joins forces with his friends—now the High Five (Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki). Together, they are hurled into a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS.