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Ready Player One | March 29, 2018 | Spielberg directing | No untagged spoilers allowed

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Warner Bros. has made an offer to Christopher Nolan to direct their sci-fi adventure film READY PLAYER ONE. Adapted by Zak Penn from the novel by Ernest Cline (with previous drafts by Cline and Eric Eason), the 20-minutes-into-the-future film follows a teenage boy who enters into an elaborate treasure hunt to win the fortune that was left behind in the will of the creator of his favorite virtual reality game, Oasis. He finds himself up against powerful corporations and competitors who will stop at nothing to get the inheritance. Donald De Line is producing through his De Line Pictures.

 

Ready Player One made a big splash when it first hit the market in 2010; days after the novel sold to Random House for a high six-figure sum, WB made a mid six- against high six-figure deal for the film rights, beating out Fox and Paramount in a heated bidding war. The novel was published in 2011, and was received very well. It was a New York Times bestseller, and it got good reviews from just about everyone who reviews books. (For those to whom this kind of thing means something, John Scalzi described it as a “nerdgasm.”)

 

This seems more like a Wachowski project than a Nolan project though.

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I've heard good things about Ready Player One, but it doesn't sound like a Nolan movie. I'd rather have him make original movies.

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Ready Player One is a very fun read. However, Nolan would be the LAST person I would offer it too. Some other people who may be good for the job:

  • Joe Cornish
  • Marc Webb
  • Richard Ayoade
  • Phil Lord & Christopher Miller [/circlejerk]
  • Garth Jennings
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lmao Zak Penn

 

They musta been pranking Nolan

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Ready Player One is a very fun read. However, Nolan would be the LAST person I would offer it too. Some other people who may be good for the job:

  • Joe Cornish
  • Marc Webb
  • Richard Ayoade
  • Phil Lord & Christopher Miller [/circlejerk]
  • Garth Jennings

 

Where is the mandatory Edgar Wright inclusion? 

 

Ugh @ Zak Penn though.

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I've heard good things about Ready Player One, but it doesn't sound like a Nolan movie. I'd rather have him make original movies.

 

It's a decent book although it helps if you were born before 1975.  You would enjoy it more.  Alot of 80s nostalgia in that book.  

 

You're right, it doesn't seem like a Nolan book at all.

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I can't see Nolan directing this. I feel like Wright would be the better choice. 

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Nolan will rewrite it to include a brooding Christian Bale. All pop-culture references will be excised.

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This won't work for Nolan. Can a teenage boy even have a dead wife?

 

Love the sig

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Of the directors listed, I'd love to see Zemeckis take it. Just because his return to live action should include a popcorn movie :P

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Finished reading this book, would make a great movie (and an absolute nightmare of rights gathering like Wreck It Ralph or Who Framed Roger Rabbit). But this is not a movie Nolan should direct, needs someone else, maybe a Rian Johnson or someone.

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I feel like some really rich dude should invest the money so all the listed directors can make this movie and we can see how all those guys would pull it off.

Including; Nolan, Zemeckis, Wright, Spielberg, Vaughn, Jackson, Webb.

 

Six times 150m dollars, that's less than a billion. There must be someone who can muster up that money.

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I feel like some really rich dude should invest the money so all the listed directors can make this movie and we can see how all those guys would pull it off.

Including; Nolan, Zemeckis, Wright, Spielberg, Vaughn, Jackson, Webb.

Six times 150m dollars, that's less than a billion. There must be someone who can muster up that money.

Mark Zuckerberg?

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