SXSW Adds Ready Player One
New Spielberg movie takes the Sunday night prestige slot
By Richard Whittaker,
2:30PM, Sat. Mar. 10, 2018
Stop your guessing and get in line: SXSW has filled that last TBA slot at the Paramount on Sunday night, and if you guessed Ready Player One, then you got the high score.
Festival attendees have already had a chance to go through the Ready Player One Experience (read more about that here), now the full feature gets its world premiere. Based on the novel by Austin's own Ernest Cline (who we knew way back when), it's the VR future of 2045, where Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) finds himself trying to survive in an age when humanity has retreated into the pop culture smorgasbord of the Oasis.
“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."
Ready Player One screens Sunday, March 11, at 9:30pm at the Paramount.