Steven Spielberg has been tapped by Warner Bros. to direct the long-gestating adaptation of the nostalgia-heavy Ready Player One. It's currently scheduled to be his next movie after The BFG, which will be arriving in 2016 so don't expect this until 2017 at the earliest. Before all that, though, Spielberg has Bridge of Spies set to hit theaters on October 16, 2015.
If you were born in the '70s or early '80s and consider yourself a film geek, you may want to pick up a copy of Ernie Cline's highly entertaining Ready Player One. It's about a billionaire game designer who dies and leaves his fortune to the first person who can solve all his clues and find the easter egg hidden inside his insanely popular Second Life-type virtual reality game.
The game designer in question was an eccentric child of the '80s, and so all of the clues relate to growing up in the golden age of arcades and Dungeons & Dragons and movies like WarGames. At first Cline's book reads like a nostalgia-bait overload, and coincidentally a lot of it is for movies made by Spielberg and his friends, but once you fall for his unique maze that winds through the future and past, it becomes an addictive and thrilling sci-fi adventure.
Note: The image above is a piece of "inspirational art" Cline used while writing the book.
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