Having recently finished Ready Player One, and just starting Armada, I’m really jazzed to hear that we only have two years to wait for the big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s work.
According to Variety, Ready Player One is scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 15, 2015.
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.
Steven Spielberg is directing, but ever since Hook, I’ve been kind of cold on the director’s work. There is still enough interest to see the movie when it arrives in theaters, but I’m going because of the source material, and not the person helming the project.
Don’t get me wrong, I used to be a huge Spielberg fan, and I think the director is one of the best, but I also realize that he can go way over the top when it comes to tales about the future (A.I.) or movies involving children (Hook).