READY PLAYER ONE contrasts the dreamy OASIS to a dark future in new photos!
Four new photos from Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One, based on the novel by Ernest Cline, have hit the Internet, hinting at themes, avatars, and pop culture references to come!
EW spoke with Steven Spielberg, Tye Sheridan (Wade Watts), and Olivia Cooke (Samantha Cook) about the intricacies of the adaptation and shared some just photos. Take a look!
Olivia Cooke on the present-day technology as a lead-up to OASIS:
“We’re starting to see people are more locked into their phones than looking up and interacting with people. In 2045, there is world famine, there is world war, and the cost of a plane ticket, travel, and of living life to a high standard in reality has gotten so exorbitant that the only form of escape for them is to log into an alternate reality. “
Tye Sheridan on Wade vs his OASIS avatar Parzival:
“[Parzival] is a bit more confident than Wade. It’s a nice little contrast between who he is in the OASIS and who he is in the real world, When we first meet Parzival, he wins the first race and his avatar becomes this celebrity within the OASIS. But [Wade] is an outcast and an underdog in the real world, and no one knows that he’s actually Parzival. It’s almost like a Clark Kent thing, where he’s someone super, but no one knows about it.”
Steven Spielberg on the dangers of IOI:
“They do come after you, and that’s when our case spills over into the real world. Our major characters, they are in mortal jeopardy.”
Spielberg on referencing the 80s:
“It was a very active flashback for me. It was like getting into a time machine and getting back to the ’80s and making a movie again.”