Warner Bros have just announced that the film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s popular sci-fi book “Ready Player One” will be directed by Steven Spielberg.
The book which is somewhat of a cult classic, has the following snyopsis:
“In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.”
This will mark the first time Spielberg has worked with Warner Bros since 2001’s A.I., with the film previous to that coming in 1987 for Empire of the Sun.