Warner Bros. Wants Christopher Nolan to Direct 'Ready Player One'
Now that Interstellar is in theaters, we should probably start thinking about what director Christopher Nolan will do next. Warner Bros. Pictures is already ahead of us on that front as Tracking Board reports the studio has an offer out to Nolan to direct the sci-fi adventure adaptation Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline's novel of the same name. Now an offer doesn't mean that he's in talks, but that studio clearly wants Nolan to bring his talents to this awesome story about a teenage boy on an elaborate treasure hunt to win the fortune left behind in the will of the creator of his favorite virtual reality game, Oasis. More below!
However, the boy faces unique challenges as there are powerful corporations and other competitors out on the hunt, and they're ruthless in pursuing the ultimate prize. But maybe the inheritance turns out to be something that only the kid will appreciate. The book has received tons of praise for the incredible world it creates and the large scale story, and it feels like something only a director like Nolan (or maybe Edgar Wright) could pull off right now. Zak Penn, who wrote the original draft of The Avengers, is behind the script with previous drafts done by Eric Eason and the book's author himself. If Nolan ended up making this movie, that would be absolutely awesome, but we'll see what happens. Thoughts?