Ready Player One: Steven Spielberg will direct the adaption
Steven Spielberg is all set to direct the science fiction cult adaption of the novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, according to Deadline.
Warner Bros. and Steven Spielberg are collaborating after almost 14 years along with Village Roadshow. The last movie they did together was A.I. Artificial Intelligence developed by Stanley Kubrick in 2001.
The Sci-Fi saga (published in 2011) focuses on a teenage boy named Wade Watts, living in 2044 who decides to take on the challenge of finding the Easter Egg without losing his avatar in a virtual game called OASIS. It is hidden with a series of pop culture clues and whosoever unravels it, wins the game.
President Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Greg Silverman for Warner Bros. Pictures shows complete trust in Spielberg and says that they have a history together and whatever Spielberg decides to do in terms of technology to be used or anything else, they will support him.
We are thrilled to welcome Steven back to Warner Bros. We had an historic series of collaborations in the ’80s and ’90s and have wanted to bring him back for years. As for ‘Ready Player One,’ we have always felt that Steven was the dream director for this project.
Prior to Ready Player One, his recent and upcoming projects include Roald Dahl’s The BFG and Tom Hank’s Bridge of Spies.