Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One will use motion-capture for OASIS scenes

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We haven't heard all that much about Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One" lately, but Tye Sheridan, who stars in the film as Wade Watts, recently spoke with Collider and gave a few details about the production. READY PLAYER ONE is set in a world where just about everyone spends their lives in a virtual reality game known as The OASIS, and Sheridan revealed that "60% of the film takes place in this virtual video game and 40% takes place in the real world." Sheridan also added that the sequences taking place within The OASIS were shot using motion-capture, much like Spielberg's own THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN and THE BFG.

Tye Sheridan also explained a little more about the world of READY PLAYER ONE and how his character fits into it.

It’s established that this video game this virtual reality game is much more glamorous than the real world; people have jobs inside of this game which is called the OASIS, people spend their lives inside this video game. My character is kind of this loser in the real world, but in this video game the creator of the game dies and leaves behind an easter egg hidden inside of the game that holds his trillions of dollars and control of the game and he says whoever finds it in the game is the person who should take over the OASIS. So five years go by, no one’s found the easter egg and — there are three keys in order to get to the easter egg — he’s the first one to find the first key. So his avatar becomes famous in the video game, where in the real world he’s still kind of this loser, so he’s juggling both.

READY PLAYER ONE also stars Olivia Cooke as Samantha Cook, a fellow member of the OASIS as well a competitor and love interest for Tye Sheridan's Wade, Ben Mendelsohn as Nolan Sorrento, an executive who hopes to take over and monetize The OASIS, Simon Pegg as Orgen Morrow, the co-creator of OASIS, T.J. Miller as i-R0k, an annoying troller in the online forums of the game and Mark Rylance as The OASIS' mysterious founder.

A synopsis for READY PLAYER ONE:

The story of a virtual-reality game creator who offers up his entire company to the best player who can find an Easter egg in one of his many virtual worlds via a game called OASIS. A teenager named Wade Watts decides to take it on after millions have failed over many years. The key to winning the game is a plethora of pop culture clues from the 1980s. Whomever figures it out and wins the game — without having their avatars killed in the process — takes over the entire OASIS empire.

READY PLAYER ONE is set for a March 30, 2018 release.

Source: Collider



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