‘Ready Player One’: Design Your Own 3D Avatar That Could Appear in the Movie!

     May 19, 2016


Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One is primed to go into production this summer, but there’s still a chance for you to join the cast. Sure, you’re probably not Tye Sheridan or Olivia Cooke, but if you have some experience in computer design and 3D modeling, you might just have a shot at getting on the big screen yet!

A new contest over at Talenthouse Artworks, one that comes with the blessing of Cline and Warner Bros., invites creative types to design and model a 3D avatar that could very well end up appearing in Ready Player One’s virtual world. The coolest part about this contest–other than getting to star on-screen in a Spielberg movie, of course–is that, like the book, the limit of your imagination is the only thing holding you back. (Well, that and a working knowledge of the computer software and know-how to pull off this kind of thing.)

Check out Cline’s video message below explaining how you and your design can win their way into Ready Player One:

Digital artists worldwide are invited to create a 3D avatar for the upcoming Steven Spielberg film “Ready Player One.” Check out the Creative Invite here: http://tlnt.at/1U2XstE

Here are the basics for the contest, followed by the film’s synopsis:


A minimum of five selected artists will each:

  • Have their avatar design potentially appear in Ready Player One
  • Potentially receive exposure across the Ready Player One’s marketing materials and social media channels
  • Receive $1,000 in exchange for an Assignment of All Rights

Other artists may also be chosen and have their avatars possibly appear as background graffiti art in the film. These artists will receive $250 in exchange for an Assignment of All Rights.

Official synopsis:

From Steven Spielberg comes the action adventure READY PLAYER ONE, the much-anticipated big-screen adaptation of the groundbreaking bestseller by Ernest Cline.
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia know as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within the confines of this digital world, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win – and confront the real world he’s been so desperate to escape.


READY PLAYER ONE is being directed by Steven Spielberg, who is also producing the film with Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn with Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.


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