“Ready Player One” Pushed Back To 2018 Release

rp1barWith Star Wars: Episode VIII scheduled to come out in December of 2017, Warner Bros. has decided to move some of the release dates for their projects, including Steven Spielberg’s movie Ready Player One, and ComingSoon.net is reporting that the new release date will be March 30, 2018.

Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts, who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying GirlBates Motel) will star as Ar3mis, an OASIS avatar belonging to the coincidentally-named Samantha Cook. Ben Mendelsohn (Mississippi GrindThe Dark Knight Rises), meanwhile, is attached to play the story’s villain.

A Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures production, Ready Player One is based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name. The film is being directed by Spielberg, who is also producing alongside Donald De Line, under his De Line Pictures banner, Dan Farah and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Bruce Berman will serve as executive producer.

Does this look good to you, and is moving it actually a sign of confidence on Warner Bros. part by not having it release near Star Wars?

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