'Ready Player One' filmmakers want your 3D avatars

Create an awesome 3D model and your work could end up in a Spielberg movie.

A bulk of Ready Player One takes place in a digital universe known as the OASIS, a utopian society filled with 3D models of people plugged into the MMO world. Steven Spielberg is directing the film adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel and he's looking to bulk out OASIS with 3D avatars from digital artists around the globe. Anyone with the right skills and determination can submit a 3D avatar via Talenthouse, and Spielberg and co. will choose at least five winners to place in the movie.

The winning artists will receive $1,000 each in exchange for the complete rights to their 3D avatars. Filmmakers may also choose some models to use as background graffiti in the OASIS and those folks will receive $250 to hand over ownership. Submissions are open until June 23rd at 1PM ET (10AM PT) and the artists will be selected by July 7th.

This sounds like a splendid opportunity for digital artists everywhere, but keep in mind that this is basically a contest inside of the OASIS -- and we all know how those things go.