Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 21:25 GMT

Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

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Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline.

The book takes place in 2044 where a virtual-reality game creator has offered his company to the player who finds an Easter Egg within one of thousands of virtual worlds created in OASIS.

Millions tried and failed but one teenager decided to take on the challenge.

The novel contains various pop and video game culture references from the 1980s, making it a favorite of many sci-fi and video game enthusiasts.

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