WB Wants Christopher Nolan to Direct READY PLAYER ONE
Interstellar director Christopher Nolan has apparently been offered the opportunity to direct Warner Bros. upcoming sci-fi adventure film, Ready Player One. The news comes from Tracking Board, but there's no word on whether the director is even considering taking it. It seems like it would be a great project for him to take on, though.
The film is based on the novel written by Ernest Cline, and the script for the project is currently being written by Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk, X-Men: The Last Stand). The story seems to fit with the type of film that Nolan likes to make. Ready Player One is set in the year 2044, and it follows a teenage boy who is steadily becoming obsessed with a virtual-reality utopia known as the OASIS.
Who knows if Nolan will take on the project, but it would be cool if he did. I think he could turn this layered sci-fi virtual reality story into an incredibly awesome movie. I'm really curious to see what Nolan's next film will be, and this is the first project I've heard his name attached to since Interstellar exploded on the big screen.
Here's the official description of the book:
In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.