Ready Player One is a well written sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline. The story is set in 2044 in a world wrecked by an energy crisis. It follows Wade Watts search for an Easter eggs in a virtual reality game. The person that discovers the final Easter Egg will inherit a huge fortune.
The book has been made into a feature film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is scheduled to premiere on March 30, 2018.
The plot is the creator (James Halliday) of a virtual reality simulator world called the OASIS has passed away. He was a huge fan of 1980’s era technology and pop-culture. His will states there are Easter eggs hidden throughout the OASIS that will lead to a final Easter Egg. The person that discovers the final egg will receive Halliday’s entire fortune as well as ownership of the OASIS.
.The book/movie really resonates with those of us that remember the 1980’s. There are countless throwback references that make you smile when you remember them. From the looks of the trailer, they are cramming in a multitude of those references as well. This will be one of those movies you pause the Bluray so you can look at all the 80’s stuff on screen.
Ready Player One was a New York Times bestseller. Rebecca Serle of The Huffington Post said it “has it all – nostalgia, trivia, adventure, romance, heart and, dare I say it, some very fascinating social commentary”. Jack and I both can’t wait to see this book brought to life on screen by Steven Spielberg, especially since there are references to his contributions to the 1980’s nerd culture.
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