With Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the highly anticipated Ready Player One just over a month away, Empire have released two new preview pictures featuring Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.
Those who have read the book will know that the majority of events take place in the OASIS, a popular virtual reality World where gamers, known as ‘gunters’, go to escape the dystopian future they live in. Following the death of the creator of the OASIS, James Halliday, he leaves the users of the OASIS an Easter egg trail in which the winner will inherit his fortune and control of the OASIS. However the gunters face a race against time against the huge corporation Innovative Online Industries, as they also want to gain control of the OASIS.
The first image features Spielberg on set directing Ben Mendelsohn who plays Nolan Sorrento, the main villain of the film who works for Innovative Online Industries and won’t stop at anything to find Halliday’s Easter egg.
The second image features the creators of the Oasis, James Haliday (played by Mark Rylance) and his business partner Ogden Morrow (played by Simon Pegg) in what looks like a flashback.