By Will Tarashuk
Australian actor, Ben Mendelsohn who is best known for his work in the Netflix original series, “Bloodline“, is in talks to join Steven Spielberg’s new movie “Ready Player One“. The rumors are that he will play the main antagonist for the film but it has not been confirmed as of yet.
“Ready Player One” is set in a dystopian future where most of the population jacks into an online virtual reality world called Oasis and gets to do everything imaginable. After the creator of Oasis dies without any heirs a massive scavenger hunt filled with clues based on the creators favorite movies, games, books, comics, and so on. Whoever solves the puzzle wins Oasis and becomes the richest, most powerful person on the planet.
The movie is based off the novel by the same name by Ernest Cline. The main character is named Wade Watts. Watts is a poor orphan with a heart of gold. Olivia Cooke will play his love interest, named Art3mis, who is also him competitor.
The majority of the film takes place in the virtual world of Oasis so that leaves plenty of opportunities for CGI and other special effects to give the film some added flavor. “Ready Player One” hits theaters on December 15, 2017. Mendelsohn can next be seen in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story“ later this year.