Spielberg Signs Up For Next Big Project
Warner Bros’ Ready Player One is to be Steven Spielberg’s next big project.
The storyline, based on a novel by Ernie Cline and scripted by Zak Penn, involves a complex game which unfolds in Oasis, a virtual environment. A teenager competes against others ready and willing to kill for the grand prize – the entire fortune of the game’s late developer.
Village Roadshow is co-producing and co-financing the movie with Warners. This will be Spielberg’s first Warner’s title since 2001’s A.I. During the ‘80s he produced films such as Gremlins and Goonies for the studio.
Producers include Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah.
In a press statement, Greg Silverman, president, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures described Spielberg as “the dream director for this project.”
In the meantime, Spielberg’s BFG, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel about a young boy who befriends a friendly giant, is still on track for a July 2016 release.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter