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Matt McGloin

Christopher Nolan Rumored For Sci-Fi Movie: Ready Player One



Christopher Nolan may be keeping it cosmic following Interstellar as it's being said Nolan is up to direct an adaptation of the science-fiction novel, Ready Player One.

The Tracking Board is reporting that Warner Bros. wants Nolan to direct the film, which takes place in the future centering on a teenager and virtual reality.

According to the report, WB paid a significant sum for the rights to Ready Player One and is anticipating a big hit with the novel being such a success.

The current script for Ready Player One was written by Zack Penn, who is known for working on The Avengers, X-Men 2, The Incredible Hulk, Alphas and is writing Pacific Rim 2.

Ernest Cline, a self-professed geek who penned the popular 2009 Fanboys film, wrote the best-selling novel which has been described in reviews as "an adrenaline shot of uncut geekdom."


Here is the official description from Amazon:

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.