Steven Spielberg’s YA Novel-Based “Ready Player One” Coming July 24 from Warner

Slated for a July 24 release from Warner Home Video, filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure film Ready Player One (DVD: $28.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo: $35.99, 4K: Combo: $44.95) is based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 sci-fi bestseller of the same name. In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place and the only time that Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—known as the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world. Also featuring Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, and Simon Pegg, the film’s screenplay was co-written by Cline, whose novel has now spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, recently climbing to the No. 1 spot, as well as reaching No. 1 on Amazon’s Most Read Fiction chart. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes featurettes.