Ernest Cline's Ready Player One was one of the funnest, can't-put-it-down books I've read in recent memory, and now it appears the big screen adaptation is finally moving forward.
According to TheWrap, frequent comic book movie screenwriter Zak Penn has been hired by Warner Bros to do a new draft of the screenplay.
Cline himself as well as Eric Eason wrote the initial draft of the script, which is set in a futuristic world in which the population spends 99% of its time hooked up to a virtual reality environment called Oasis. When a massive treasure hunt kicks off, our hero Wade (Parzival in Oasis) teams up with a ragtag team of misfits to solve all the very 1980s pop culture themed puzzles and win the prize.
It's such a fun story and the cinematic possibilities are endless. Very curious who will end up directing this because telling this story visually, with a high amount of energy, will be key.