Let me start off by saying, if you haven’t read Ready Player One, make it a priority for the weekend. If there’s any love in your heart for the 80’s, it might just become your favorite book.
For a while now, a film version of the book has been in the works, with recent comments on it being that it might never get made due to licensing issues for all the different 80’s references in the book.
Now, it’s being reported that Christopher Nolan, director of the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and the recently released Interstellar is being courted by Warner Bros to bring the Ernest Cline book to the big screen.
Personally, I’m not sure I like the idea of this. I like a lot of what Nolan does, but he’s got a pretty heavy hand when it comes to directing. Sure, there’s a lot of darkness in Ready Player One, but there’s also a lot of humor and a lot of heart.
Here’s the amazon synopsis for the book:
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