Ready Player One: Synopsis | Warner Bros.

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

DIRECTED BYSteven Spielberg

WRITTEN BYErnest Cline, Zak Penn, Eric Eason

CASTTye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, Win Morisaki, Philip Zhao, Julia Nickson, Kae Alexander, Lena Waithe, Ralph Ineson, David Barrera, Michael Wildman, Lynne Wilmot, Carter Hastings, Daniel Eghan