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Jurassic Park and E.T. director, Steven Spielberg, is set to direct the film adaptation of a cult classic

Though I’m slowly managing to read the book for the first time, I’m already pretty invested in the film adaptation of Ready Player One, a novel by Ernest Cline which tells the story of an insane virtual reality video game which lets people escape from the almost apocalyptic world they’re living in.

The movie has been in the works for some time, with Warner Bros. picking up the rights to the movie in 2010, and had hired Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft which was penned by Eric Eason. The book, which is set in 2044, tells the story of a virtual reality game where the creator, who has now passed away, has left an Easter Egg within the game that’s worth a fortune. Many have tried and failed to find it, but one teenager who’s fed up living the way he does, decides to take on the challenge.

Now the latest news for the flick is that Steven Spielberg is going to direct the movie, which is fantastic news. It’s expected to be Spielberg’s next movie after The BFG.

The book features and almost endless amount of pop and video game culture references from the 1980s, and it’s a definite cult classic amongst sci-fi and video game fans. I’ve actually only recently picked up the book myself, and I’m loving it, although I’m a slow reader, so the movie will probably be out by time I’m finished..

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