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The Art of Ready Player One

Foreword by Steven Spielberg / Introduction by Ernest Cline
Published by Insight Editions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Discover the captivating art of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.

Our dystopian world lies on the brink of chaos and collapse, but the people have found their salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune in the form of a digital Easter egg hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world.

Wade Watts, an unlikely young hero, decides to join the contest and embarks on a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of action, danger, and mystery.

Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on author Ernest Cline’s internationally best-selling book, Ready Player One is a hugely imaginative sci-fi adventure set in a rich virtual world. The Art of Ready Player One explores the creation of the incredible design work for this much-anticipated film, showcasing a wealth of concept art, sketches, storyboards, and other stunning visuals. The book also features exclusive interviews and commentary from the creative team, forming the perfect companion to one of the most exciting films of 2018. 

Gina McIntyre is the New York Times best-selling author of Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down. Other books include Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times, and The Art of Ready Player One. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and Entertainment Weekly. She lives with her husband and daughter in Riverside, Illinois.

The upcoming Art of Ready Player One book by Gina McIntyre explains it in detail. It’s out on April 17, and we highly recommend it if you’re a fan of the movie or if you’re just curious about how all its many, many, many disparate parts were put together, which is a fascinating process unto itself—but none more fascinating than the second challenge.

– io9


"For those wanting to catch as many references, Easter eggs and pieces of your childhood as possible in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, there’s an artifact created to help you in your search: Insight Editions’ The Art of Ready Player One."

– The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Gina McIntyre, the book hails from Insight Editions, which has published some of the best and most insightful making-of books in recent memory.



– Collider

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