READY PLAYER ONE gives audiences the first look at the story’s female lead!
Art3mis is on the scene in the latest still from Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One, based on the futuristic YA novel by Ernest Cline.
Ready Player One takes place on an overpopulated future Earth where people spend their days in the virtual comforts of Oasis, a virtual reality world where kids go to school, many adults go to work and do business transactions, and everyone builds up fantasy lives rather than living their own. James Halliday (Mark Rylance), Oasis’ creator, died several years back and left his fortune and control of Oasis to the first superfan to solve his scavenger hunt within the game. But cracking Halliday’s super secret world has been impossible– until teenage nobody Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) figures out the first clue and his world is flipped upside down. Now, Wade must solve the rest of Halliday’s mysteries first, without getting himself killed in the process, if he wants to keep the fate of Oasis and the world in safe hands.
Art3mis (aka Samantha Cook), portrayed by Olivia Cooke, wasn’t featured in the film’s San Diego Comic-Con trailer, which didn’t reveal many story details. However, she has an intricate role to play in the adventure as she searches for Halliday’s clues– sometimes working with Wade, though somewhat hesitantly. Check out the first image of the character from Empire below, which appears to be from Wade and Samantha’s first IRL meeting.
“It felt like pure adventure. It was Willy Wonka, it was Indiana Jones. When you’re a kid wanting to be an actor, the idea of working with [Spielberg] sounds absurd. It was surreal,” Cooke told the magazine.
Ready Player One is due to hit theaters on March 30, 2018.