Published On: Thu, Mar 26th, 2015

Steven Spielberg to Direct Film Adaptation of ‘Ready Player One’

The movie has yet to be cast and there is no word yet on a production schedule.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is set to return once again to the genre that made him famous. The two time Oscar winning director will direct the upcoming science fiction film “Ready Player One.”

The movie will be based on the novel of the same name from Ernest Cline. It is set in a dystopian future in the year 2044 where people spend their free time playing a virtual reality game in order to escape the drudgery of future life.

In the game everyone searches for an Easter Egg hidden somewhere within the massive world which was created by a super-rich man named James Halliday. Whoever succeeds at finding the egg will inherent Halliday’s massive fortune.

Talk about a treasure hunt?

The movie will be produced by Warner Bros. and not Spielberg’s own DreamWorks. The last time the director worked for Warner was when he made 2001’s “A.I.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Steven back to Warner Bros, ” said Greg Silverman, the studio’s President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production. “We had an historic series of collaborations in the 1980s and 1990s and have wanted to bring him back for years.”

The screenplay has been written by Zak Penn.

The movie has yet to be cast and there is no word yet on a production schedule.

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