My favorite book in the last few years is finally headed to the big screen, and my favorite director is going to do it!
Ernie Cline’s Ready Player One has been sitting at Warner Brothers for years (and Cline even wrote a draft of the movie), but until now it hasn’t moved anywhere. Deadline confirmed today that Steven Spielberg will direct the movie. It’ll be his next movie after the adaptation of The BFG, which means we’ll be seeing it very soon.
With its loving mash-up of 80’s pop culture, science fiction, and yes even sentimentality Spielberg is the perfect choice to direct the movie. The ending of the book was definitely a “Spielberg” ending, so this is a perfect match I can’t wait to see realized!