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

Ready Player One

by Willow Green |
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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{ =nofollow}. Ready Player One is in cinemas from 30 March 2018.

Watch the first trailer for Ready Player One

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