Movie Steven Speilberg's Ready Player One!!! 3^30^2018

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Interstellar is still in theaters but we're already looking forward to the director's next project. And according to JoBlo via The Tracking Board, Nolan's next project could very well be the live-action adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel, Ready Player One. To be precise, The Tracking Board says that Warner Bros. has given Nolan an offer to direct the feature, meaning it's entirely up to Nolan whether he boards the project or not. Currently, screenwriter Zak Penn (Avengers, X2: X-Men United) just finished the latest draft of the adaptation and the production is said to be currently working on securing the various licenses to keep the adaptation true to the source material (the book references several classic video games, Voltron, The Never Ending story, pretty much everything popular about the '80s). Check out the official synopsis for Ready Player One below-----


SYNOPSIS: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
 

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I still think it's unfilmable. It would take a miracle for this to be both good and faithful.
 

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I don't even know if there was already A thread for this. I almost texted you I was so geeked up.

Nolan would mean it gets a 3 hour runtime, and also the budget to get at least some of the required licenses.
 
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This could be fucking awesome.
 

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I don't even know if there was already A thread for this. I almost texted you I was so geeked up.

Nolan would mean it gets a 3 hour runtime, and also the budget to get at least some of the required licenses.
Somehow I get the feeling that they will strip it of most intellectual property unless it's under the same corporate umbrella as whoever's making it. I guess that could work if it remains cool. Some parts would be sorta protracted and not very cool in a live-action film like

The War Games scene.

It sounds awesome on paper, but I doubt they could make it actually work in a movie. That can easily be replaced or skipped entirely.
 

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how can they legally fit in all the pop culture references that where in the book?
 

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I just want to see him beat Acererak in the Tomb of Horrors
 

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That final battle could be one of the most awesome things put to film. Though I'm sure it'll be impossible to get the rights to a certain giant metal lizard.
 

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I think he's a really strange choice for this. He doesn't have the childlike enthusiasm that I think is really required to really pull off this movie. More than any of the intellectual property rights, I think you need a fanboyishness to really get to the heart of the book, and I never got that vibe for Nols.

But, like I said, I think the best person that could possibly direct it would be Robert Zemecks.
 

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This could be really awesome or suck horribly.
 

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I think he's a really strange choice for this. He doesn't have the childlike enthusiasm that I think is really required to really pull off this movie. More than any of the intellectual property rights, I think you need a fanboyishness to really get to the heart of the book, and I never got that vibe for Nols.

But, like I said, I think the best person that could possibly direct it would be Robert Zemecks.
I know what you say about his childlike enthusiasm. I agree that his serious style is the public perception of Nolan, but I wonder if he's more like the rest of us than it seems. I only have this one antidote, but it kind of fits, I may have even posted this before because I found it so absurd. When The Master was only playing in New York and LA, I went to go see it on a week night with a friend of mine. We got out tickets and noticed Christopher Nolan was a couple people in front of us. We were geeking out like "holy shit, we're seeing The Master with Christopher Nolan" what else could he be there to see?

We all go get snacks at the concession stand and head towards The Master and watched as he went in to go see the new Resident Evil movie. Like who the fuck even saw that movie in the theater other than geeky fanboys?
 

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I think he's a really strange choice for this. He doesn't have the childlike enthusiasm that I think is really required to really pull off this movie. More than any of the intellectual property rights, I think you need a fanboyishness to really get to the heart of the book, and I never got that vibe for Nols.
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You just sold me even more.
 

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I think he's a really strange choice for this. He doesn't have the childlike enthusiasm that I think is really required to really pull off this movie. More than any of the intellectual property rights, I think you need a fanboyishness to really get to the heart of the book, and I never got that vibe for Nols.

But, like I said, I think the best person that could possibly direct it would be Robert Zemecks.
I agree, you have to be a fanboy/nerd to really "get" the source material, let alone direct a film based on it.

I don't know, he may shock us.
 

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I think he's a really strange choice for this. He doesn't have the childlike enthusiasm that I think is really required to really pull off this movie. More than any of the intellectual property rights, I think you need a fanboyishness to really get to the heart of the book, and I never got that vibe for Nols.

But, like I said, I think the best person that could possibly direct it would be Robert Zemecks.
What happened to the Liddy that once said Batman Begins was one of the funniest Comic Book Movies? That Liddy was best Liddy. Close minded Liddy not as good.

And Nolan broke an entire movie just to have Bane break Batman's back. That's one of the most fan boyish things I've ever seen done. He's an exceptional choice, but you'd rather have the director of Beowulf. Ok.
 

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I know what you say about his childlike enthusiasm. I agree that his serious style is the public perception of Nolan, but I wonder if he's more like the rest of us than it seems. I only have this one antidote, but it kind of fits, I may have even posted this before because I found it so absurd. When The Master was only playing in New York and LA, I went to go see it on a week night with a friend of mine. We got out tickets and noticed Christopher Nolan was a couple people in front of us. We were geeking out like "holy shit, we're seeing The Master with Christopher Nolan" what else could he be there to see?

We all go get snacks at the concession stand and head towards The Master and watched as he went in to go see the new Resident Evil movie. Like who the fuck even saw that movie in the theater other than geeky fanboys?
This guy gets it. Nolan is an uber geek.
 

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That final battle could be one of the most awesome things put to film. Though I'm sure it'll be impossible to get the rights to a certain giant metal lizard.
they already have the rights.:cool:
 

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For those wondering about rights, keep in mind there's an enormous financial benefit to tying in with a major event movie like this.

And WB has more rights than you think, including D&D.
 

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Dammit, now I'm out. Make up your minds!
I don't understand you. Why would you want someone who doesn't relate to the source material directing?
 

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Holy shit, I just realized I'm going to be involved in one of these big movie threads from the start. How many fights are we expecting? I'll set the over/under at 100.