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Image of the Day: First look at X-Men star in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One

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Jul 14, 2017

Even though Steven Spielberg’s big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One isn’t set to open until March of next year, we have our first official look at the movie.

Released via Entertainment Weekly, the pic shows Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Wade Watts/Parzifal using his Cyclops VR visor and haptic gloves to disappear into a virtual reality world populated by movies, cartoons, comics and TV shows from the 1980s in order to escape life in 2045. Which isn't all rainbows and unicorns (aka it SUCKS).

The image shows Wade’s “hideout,” where he goes to be alone (the poor orphaned kid has to share his aunt’s shabby trailer with 15 other people in “impoverished, Jenga-like 'Stacks'") where he keeps his most treasured possessions. Check out the synopsis before scrolling down to have a look at the official pic below:

Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), 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 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.

Ready Player One also stars Olivia Cook, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe and T.J. Miller. The movie opens on March 30, 2018.

(via EW)