Willy Wonka, The Matrix and Avatar “all rolled up in one film.” Sound interesting? I introduce to you the latest young-adult sci-fi novel from Ernie Cline, the writer of Fanboys.
Heat Vision reports that WB has “picked up the movie rights” for Ready Player One just a day “after Random House picked up the book rights in the mid-six range.” Check out the synopsis below.
In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the Oasis, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the Oasis dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first. Think Willy Wonka, The Matrix, and Avatar all rolled into one.
Green Lantern producer Donald De Line will take on the film and Cline will form the first screenplay. I kind of liked Fanboys and Cline definitely has the mentality for a project like this. On one hand, Avatar caused the 3D outburst, but if it is bringing in more original sci-fi I don’t mind at all.
What do you think about Ready Player One?
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