Deadline is reporting that Le Grand Barbu is set to direct Ready Player One, the popular sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline. I’ve not read it, but the synopsis is as follows:
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.
That sounds…fun? I don’t know. I’m not sure that I completely understood what I just read there, but it certainly seems like it lends itself to having hundred of millions of dollars thrown at it to become a movie. So there was Robopocalypse, The BFG, now Ready Player One.
Dude, just pick one. Fast. John Williams is like 90.