Ready Player One

In the year 2045 people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone — the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the OASIS to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends — known as the High Five — are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.

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Director:  Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer:  Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris deFaria and Bruce Berman
Producer:  Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg, Dan Farah
Screenwriter: Zak Penn, Ernest Cline
Principal Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance


Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2018
Genre:  Action
Screening Section: Headliners
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Runtime: 144:00 mins