Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Gets Official Release Date, Game On!!

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

Just a few months ago I finally got around to reading the novel Ready Player One written by Ernest Cline.  I don't know why it took me so long to finally start reading it, every since its release, friends and colleagues had been telling me how damn great it was.  And right they all were, because soon as I flipped open the first page of the novel and started reading the first chapter it was Game On!  By far one of the best and most enjoyable reads I've had in a very long time, and the whole time I was reading it I was thinking this would make such a great movie.

Now the film gods have spoken and we have an official release date for the adaptation set to be directed by none other than Steven Spielberg, arguably the greatest living filmmaker. Also of note, "I said to myself how the hell are they gonna afford to have the different rights to all the different properties involved in this book".  If you have read the book than you know exactly what I mean, and if you haven't read the book, stop what you are doing right now and go read this damn novel.

Ready Player One is set to hit theaters on December 15th, 2017.

According to The Hollywood Reporter here are the finer details:

Warner Bros., Village Roadshow and DreamWorks’ Ready Player One, the sci-fi action adventure to be directed by Steven Spielberg, is set for release on Dec.15, 2017.

Zak Penn wrote the script adapting the novel, which was written by Ernest Cline. The story is set in a virtual world called Oasis, in which a teenager finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the game’s founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize.

The film is being produced by Spielberg, Donald De Line, Dan Farah and Spielberg’s longtime colleague Kristie Macosko Krieger. Bruce Berman is serving as executive producer. De Line and Farah originally brought the project to Warner Bros.

“Any film from Steven Spielberg is an event film, so it felt right to date this thrilling new project from one of our greatest filmmakers for the holiday season,” said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution in a statement.

Ready Player One Novel Synopsis:

The book takes place in 2044 and follows the story of a virtual-reality game creator who offers up his entire company to the best player who can find an Easter egg in one of his many virtual worlds via a game called OASIS. A teenager named Wade Watts decides to take it on after millions have failed over many years. The key to winning the game is a plethora of pop culture clues from the 1980s. Whomever figures it out and wins the game — without having their avatars killed in the process — takes over the entire OASIS empire.

Ready Player One will hit theaters on December 15th, 2017

Leave your thoughts on the novel being adapted to the big screen below in the comments section, thanks!







SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter