[SXSW] Ready Player One Events Announced

Posted by March 1, 2018 Comment

South By Southwest (SXSW) is right around the corner, and that means details about events are starting to drop right and left.  Warner Brothers upcoming film adaptation of Austin native Ernie Cline‘s “Ready Player One” book is opening at the end of the month, and we were pretty sure there would be SOMETHING RP1 related during SXSW.

It was announced today by the official Ready Player One twitter that there is going to be an immersive VR experience setup with HTC’s VIVE system during March 9th-11th.  No other details were available yet, but we’ll let you know when they update.

It was also announced that FM-84, a Southern California 80’s-tastic synthpop group, will be doing a set at an official event for the film.  We’ve been surmising that a surprise screening of the film during SXSW is not outside the realm of possibility, and this kind of points to it being more likely.

FM-84 also tweeted that Tye Sheridan, who is playing main character Wade Watts/Parzival, will be joining them during the event.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg, and also stars Olivia CookeBen MendelsohnLena Waithe, Leticia WrightWin MorisakiPhilip Zhao, Mark Rylance, and Simon Pegg.  It’s set to hit theaters on March 29th. 

(Last Updated May 9, 2018 9:07 pm )