Hannah John-Kamen best known from The Killjoys, along with cameo roles in The Force Awakens and Game of Thrones has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One, which is setup over at Warner Bros.
The film is based on the novel from author and Fanboys screenwriter Ernest Cline, who also penned it’s script.
The futuristic tome takes place in 2044 and follows a virtual-reality game creator who offers up his entire company to the best player who can find an Easter egg in one of his many virtual worlds via a game called OASIS. Teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan) decides to take it on after millions have failed over many years. The key to winning the game is a plethora of pop culture clues from the 1980s. Whomever figures it out and wins the game — without having their avatars killed in the process — takes over the entire OASIS empire.
The rest of the cast includes Tye Sheridan (Mud, X-Men: Apocalypse), Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One, The Dark Knight Rises, Bloodline, Animal Kingdom), Mark Rylance (Dunkirk, Bridge of Spies. The BFG) , T.J. Miller (Deadpool, Silicon Valley) and Simon Pegg (Force Awakens, Star Trek Beyond, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation).
One of the video games that features in the novel is the classic Japanese game Black Tiger made by Capcom.
Ready Player One will launch onto screens on March 30th, 2018.