Ready Player One will be letting fans to return to the OASIS by announcing the release date for the film on digital and Blu-ray.
The Steven Spielberg-helmed film took the huge undertaking of adapting the massive Ernest Cline novel of the same name. While critics have concluded that the film suffers from the safe criticisms the novel did — namely the overwhelming amount of pop culture references that weigh down on the plot — the film resonated with theater audiences, crossing the $500 million worldwide box office mark.
Now, the film has been announced to be released to digital outlets on July 3, whilst Blu-ray users will be able to get a copy of the film on July 24.
Welcome to the Oasis. Are you ready?
— Ready Player One (@readyplayerone) May 22, 2018
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Here’s the official synopsis to Ready Player One:
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. 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 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 by Steven Spielberg, the film is based on the novel by Ernest Cline, who co-wrote the screenplay with Zak Penn, and it features a cast that includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Lena Waithe, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, Susan Lynch, Ralph Ineson, McKenna Grace, Letitia Wright, and Philip Zhao.
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