Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel ‘Ready Player One’ for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.
Published back in 2011, the book takes place in the near distant future where virtual reality, gaming and the internet have given way to the development of Oasis, a virtual reality that human begin to live in and prefer to the real world.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. have been trying to get this project off the ground for some time with directors such as Christopher Nolan and Robert Zemeckis showing interest.
“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,” said Greg Silverman, president, creative development and worldwide production for Warner Bros. Pictures. “As for ‘Ready Player One,’ we have always felt that Steven was the dream director for this project.”
Spielberg will be directing from a script written by Zak Penn. The film will be produced by Donald De Line, Dan Farah and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Jesse Ehrman and Racheline Benveniste overseeing for the studios.
You can check out Steven Spielberg’s latest film ‘Bridge of Spies’ starring Tom Hanks this October.