Ready Player One: Exclusive New Look At Spielberg's Latest

The new issue of Empire arrived this week, and alongside giant features on Thor: Ragnarok and Comic-Con 2017, we've also got an exclusive sneak-peek from Ready Player One, the next film from an up-and-coming young talent by the name of Mr. Steven Spielberg. As a little taster for the issue, here's a preview of that image – click to embiggen.

Based on the 2011 bestseller by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One is set in a dystopian 2044 where a swollen world population seeks solace from the crumbling earth in a virtual reality simulator known as the OASIS. The first trailer went down a storm at this year's Comic-Con.

Pictured above is Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts and Olivia Cooke as Samantha Evelyn Cook, and speaking to Empire, Cooke says the experience was something approaching a virtual dream come true. “It felt like pure adventure,” the Me And Earl And The Dying Girl star tells us. “It was Willy Wonka, it was Indiana Jones. When you’re a kid wanting to be an actor, the idea of working with [Spielberg] sounds absurd. It was surreal.”

For more on the latest effort from Señor Spielbergo, be sure to pick up a copy of the new issue of Empire, on sale in the UK this Thursday. Want to get your copy days before anyone else? Subscribe to Empire here. Ready Player One is in cinemas from 30 March 2018.