You've seen the trailers, you've seen the posters, and it's a sure bet you'll see some reactions to the film on Sunday night or Monday morning, because Warner Bros. officially announced it'll be premiering Ready Player One at South by Southwest.
“We are thrilled to be premiering Ready Player One at SXSW,” said Janet Pierson, director of film at SXSW. “The film brings to the screen a story that has captivated millions of readers around the globe, written by Austin’s very own Ernest Cline. And in the hands of Steven Spielberg—inarguably one of our greatest directors—we know the film is going to be a special cinematic event for our attendees. We are also excited to have here the Ready Player One Experience, which brings us into both the physical and virtual worlds of the film.”
The film is based on a future in which people escape the dystopian reality of 2045 in an immersive virtual world called the OASIS and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, and Hannah John-Kamen, with Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.
Ready Player One opens March 29, 2018.