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Steven Spielberg Will Direct READY PLAYER ONE

One of James Halliday's favorite directors will helm the search for his Easter eggs!

Steven Spielberg Will Direct READY PLAYER ONE

It was officially announced today that Steven Spielberg will direct Ernest Cline's Ready Player One! This is pretty huge for what's already been considered a hot movie property. Announced via Deadline, there's already in-depth discussion about how the movie will handle the virtual reality world, as well as obtaining the rights to all of the many, many pop culture properties featured in the book. Luckily, Spielberg is connected to several of the franchises mentioned in the book, which could make their job easier.

Real talk: It doesn't get a lot more legendary than Spielberg. But, is that mostly just nostalgia? He hasn't had a directorial release since 2012's Lincoln (though he supposedly has one in post-production), and hasn't had a blockbuster since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008. And really? The less said about that one, the better. In all honesty, he hasn't made a movie I've loved since Catch Me If You Can - 13 years ago.

Got some Ready Player One predictions? Join us in the comments!

Source: Deadline
Kandis Seaver's photo About the Author: Kandis read adult fiction as a teenager and now makes up for it by reading all the YA she can get her hands on. (The swoonier, the better!) She lives in Austin, where she enjoys Wonder Woman collectibles, livetweeting everything, and cocktails with her FYA book club pals. She has never stopped watching Veronica Mars.