I’m personally more cynical of Ready Player One’s influence on VR in the mainstream, but considering I am at the event itself, it’s a nice little announcement!
According to the press release, the film will screen at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, March 11, at 9:30pm. I will not be there, but if you happen to be in Austin (ha), you have a chance.
“We are thrilled to be premiering Ready Player One at SXSW,” said Janet Pierson, Director of Film. “The film brings to the screen a story that has captivated millions of readers around the globe, written by Austin’s very own Ernest Cline. And in the hands of Steven Spielberg —inarguably one of our greatest directors —we know the film is going to be a special cinematic event for our attendees. We also look forward to the Ready Player One Experience, which brings us into both the physical and virtual worlds of the film.”
Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin Entertainment present, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Amblin Production, a De Line Pictures Production, a Steven Spielberg Film, Ready Player One. Opening on March 29, 2018 in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. This film has been rated PG-13. More info at readyplayeronemovie.com.