Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One has abandoned Dec 15, 2017 release date. The film will open on March 30, 2018 instead.
Warner Bros. likely pushed the film’s release to avoid having to compete for attention and box office dollars with Star Wars Episode VIII. The move has been expected by most industry analysts since Episode VIII was moved back from its original May 2017 release date and into December.
Ready Player One is an adaptation of the novel written by Earnest Cline. The story takes place in 2044 and follows a teenager named Wade Watts as he embarks on a search for a hidden Easter Egg in the digital world of OASIS. Wade is challenged along the way by having to solve puzzles set up by the game’s pop culture obsessed creator to unlock each new clue, but vast power and wealth awaits should he succeed.