|Directed by||:||Steven Spielberg||Produced by||:||Steven Spielberg Donald De Line Dan Farah||Screenplay by||:||Zak Penn Ernest Cline||Based on||:||Ready Player One by Ernest Cline||Starring||:||Tye Sheridan Olivia Cooke Ben Mendelsohn T.J. Miller||Country||:||United States||Distributed by||:||Warner Bros.|
Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, and written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline's 2011 novel of the same name. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance. The film takes place in 2045, when much of humanity uses the virtual reality software OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation) to escape the desolation of the real world. Orphaned teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan) discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, and joins several allies to try to complete the game before a large company run by businessman Nolan Sorrento (Mendelsohn) can do so.