Ready Player One Movie's First Look at Olivia Cooke as Art3mis
Warner Bros. has released a new photo from Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Ernie Cline's popular sci-fi novel Ready Player One. This gives us our first look at Olivia Cooke as Samantha Evely Cook a.k.a. Art3mis. She is being approached by Wade Watts a.k.a. Parzival (Sheridan). She will play an important role in Ready Player One's story, and her interaction with Parzival will probably be entertaining to watch if the film stays true to the the novel.
Cooke talked to Empire about her experience working on the film:
“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.”
This photo is interesting to those who have read the book because it shows us of the two characters meeting outside of OASIS, which doesn't happen until the final act of the novel. Have they already met in OASIS at this point? Does this happen near the end of the film? We'll just have to wait and see but I hope Spielberg's version didn't alter it too much.
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 promises an all-star cast which includes Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), and Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel).
Ready Player One is set to come out March 30, 2018.