Spielberg to direct Ready Player One

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  1. Gitfiddle

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    This is going to be great. Highly recommended book.

    http://io9.com/steven-spielberg-will-direct-ready-player-one-prepare-f-1693657190

    Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One is chock full of tributes to the geek culture of the late 20th century, especially its movies and video games. And it turns out that the movie version will be helmed by a man who has inspired incredible amounts 1980s and 1990s nostalgia all on his own: Steven Spielberg.

    Deadline is reporting that Spielberg has signed to direct the movie, set in a crapsack future where most young people spend their time plugged into a virtual world known as OASIS. The book follows Wade Watts, a teenager who is competing in a virtual Easter Egg hunt launched by OASIS' creator, James Halliday. Whoever wins the hunt will inherit Halliday's vast estate and control of OASIS. Watts and his friends are trying to find the egg before other hunters do — including those funded by a multinational corporation.

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    like Player One? the dude from Utah that used to post on SFN?
     
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    the premise sounds cool but I'm still recovering from the abortion that was Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. I put most of the blame on Lucas though.
     
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    My nigga Indy can survive inside a fridge during a nuclear blast but one little crash landing in a plane...
     
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    He didn't have Shia and his swingin' monkeys to help.
     
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    Psssssst.....hey dum dum......movies are fake :secret:
     
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    Nuh uh.
     
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    :umm:


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    very cool book

    cant wait to see what SS does with it.
     
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    I hope this turns out good. I liked the book.