The novel Ready Player One was originally meant to be adapted by none other than Inception director Christopher Nolan, but it appears another big name has pipped him to the post, as Stephen Spielberg is set to bring the book to the big screen. Working with Warner Brothers for the first time in fourteen years, Spielberg is set to helm Ernest Cline‘s famous novel after he’s finished with The BFG movie.
There are a few difficulties Warner Brothers are facing regarding securing rights from various 1980’s video games that will be prominent in the film, but they seem pretty confident they’ll make it work. Check out the bio for the book; “The book takes place in 2044 and follows the story of a virtual-reality game creator who offers up his entire company to the best player who can find an Easter egg in one of his many virtual worlds via a game called OASIS. A teenager named Wade Watts decides to take it on after millions have failed over many years. The key to winning the game is a plethora of pop culture clues from the 1980s. Whomever figures it out and wins the game — without having their avatars killed in the process — takes over the entire OASIS empire”.
A screenplay from Zack Penn has already been completed and despite Spielberg’s ever growing list of projects, Warner Brothers seem pretty confident that this potentially huge project will get the green light for the near future. Really, it’s only a matter of time before big names are thrown into the mix! Keep an eye out for more news on this future flick.