"Ready Player One" Invites You to Join the Leaderboard
(February 26, 2018 – Burbank, CA) – In Steven Spielberg’s new science fiction action adventure, “Ready Player One,” the race is on to be the first to find three keys in the virtual world of the OASIS. But fans don’t have to wait to 2045 to level up their lives in the digital universe. In anticipation of the film’s March 29 release, Warner Bros. is giving fans the opportunity to win one of three keys opening the door to fantastic prizes from Atom Tickets, Spotify or Lyft.
Launching on February 26, the Join the Leaderboard Sweepstakes offers three prizes that will be gamechangers for years to come:
- Copper Key: Atom Tickets – Enjoy movies on the big screen for free until 2045.
Jade Key: Spotify – Win codes for 27 years’ worth of Spotify Premium.
Crystal Key: Lyft – Let Lyft take you where you need to go until 2045.
The sweepstakes will close on March 12 and winners will be announced in three stages: the winner of the Copper Key will be revealed on March 19; the Jade Key on March 21; and the Crystal Grand Prize on March 26.
For entry information and rules, please visit www.jointheleaderboard.com.* Unlock multiple entries by sharing “Ready Player One” content with friends via the website.
About “Ready Player One”:
From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.
The film is set in 2045, with the real world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But people have found salvation in the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday died, he left his immense fortune, and total control of the OASIS, to the first person to win three keys, unlocking the door to a digital Easter egg he hid somewhere in his seemingly infinite creation. His challenge launched a game that gripped the entire world, but after five years the scoreboard remained tauntingly empty...until now.
An unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan)—under his avatar name, Parzival—finally conquers the first contest, instantly becoming a celebrity...and a target. Ruthless corporate mogul Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) proves he will stop at nothing to beat Wade and take over the OASIS, and suddenly the virtual stakes are all-too-real. Ultimately realizing he cannot win alone, Wade joins forces with his friends—now the High Five (Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki). Together, they are hurled into a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS.
Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the book by Cline. Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Spielberg and Dan Farah produced the film, with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris deFaria and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. “Ready Player One” stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, with Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.
Behind the scenes, Spielberg collaborated with director of photography Janusz Kaminski, production designer Adam Stockhausen, editors Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar, and costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone. The score is by composer Alan Silvestri.
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 Thursday, March 29, 2018 in 2D and 3D in select theatres 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.
*No Purchase Necessary. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states & D.C., 18 or older. Ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/12/18. Winners randomly selected. Visit www.jointheleaderboard.com for full details including eligibility, how to enter, odds, prize descriptions & limitations. Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522.