In the year 2045, the earth is overpopulated and various centers have become slum-like cities. Corruption, pollution, and climate change fill the earth and OASIS seems to be the escape. The OASIS world is a virtual reality, where various players get an opportunity to engage in different activities for education, work, and entertainment. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is an outcast who regularly logs on to the OASIS. Eventually, OASIS’ founder dies, but he leaves behind a grand opportunity that offers the winner full ownership of the OASIS and Halliday’s $500 billion fortune. To win, a player must embark on a quest to find the Easter Egg. This is Steven Spielberg’s first science fiction film since War of the Worlds (2005). The film is based on Cline’s “Ready Player One” novel of 2011. In 2010, Warner Bros. and De Line Pictures acquired the rights to the book before it was published. For the role of Art3mis, Elle Fanning, Lola Kirke, and Olivia Cooke had been considered. The film was earlier slated for the December 2017 release before it was pushed to March 2018.
Ready Player One (2018)
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is now a grown-up young lady, a daughter of an eccentric adventurer, who mysteriously disappeared long before she was even a teen. As she strives to make ends meet, Lara cruises through the chaotic streets of East London as a bike courier in order to pay for her rent, and by the way, about her college fees? That’s how life is with Lara!. Determined to make it through, she refuses the reins of her father’s empire. Lara desires to solve the puzzle behind her father’s death, something that will require her to go against her father’s final wishes. With that, she leaves her wrecking life, only to jump into a war zone. She is now in a fabled tomb on a mythical island and the stakes seem way too high than earlier expected. The journey into the unknown, has just began!. The film is mainly based on a video game “Tomb Raider” (2013), by Crystal Dynamics. Alicia Vikander steps into Angelina Jolie’s shoes as Lara Croft, a role that had various front-runners like Emilia Clarke, Cara Delevingne, Daisy Ridley, and Saoirse Ronan.