Ready Player One

“No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful” That’s Wade’s second pass phrase to login to the OASIS, as he is free-falling into brooding teenage depression. That one line should resonate loud and proud in every fans heads as they leave Ready Player One.

Before taking a comparative deep dive into this, be WARNED, this take is SPOILER heavy and is very much intended for those who have seen the movie and have read/familiar with the book. (more…)

It’s hard to think go a more cinematic novel primed for a visual feast of a movie than Ready Player One. Ernest Cline‘s ode to gaming, nostalgia and possibly every pop culture reference from the 1980s has long been anticipated, and with none other than Steven Spielberg directing this is easily one of the biggest movies coming down the pipe in the next year. More than than, a legion of fans of Cline’s novel are eager to make sure that no one screws up the transfer, not even a master like Spielberg. So you tell us, has Spielberg screwed it up? (more…)

As this is NerdBastards, it’s safe to assume anyone reading this is waiting with eager anticipation for any and all news related to Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. The book celebrates everything Nerds love: video games, role playing games, science fiction and fantasy films, and a whole lot more. The news that Spielberg would be helming the production is nothing new, but little has been released about the production since that news broke and fans have been clicking madly online for any information they could find. Finally, after months of silence, a set phone has been released and anyone who has read the book will recognize the location immediately…


Steven Spielberg remains one of the hardest working filmmakers in the business, and he really doesn’t have anything to prove at this point. Still, last year he filmed the adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One, and now he’s working under a very tight schedule on a new project about the Pentagon Papers called, simply, The Papers. Those two movies are going to come out very close together, so it was going to put a lot of pressure on Spielberg’s usual music collaborator John Williams, right? Well, it’s a good thing then that Williams only had to choose one, while the other goes to another very famous composer.  (more…)


The film rights to Ready Player One have been owned by Warner Bros since the day Ernest Cline finalised his deal for the original novel with publisher Random House, a full year before the book was even released. In the five years since then, the book has won multiple awards and hype for the film has only built and built. Cline himself wrote the screenplay, with rewrites provideded by Eric Eason and Zak Penn. In 2015, Steven Spielberg joined the team as a director, along with John Williams composing the score. Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance have all secured a place in the cast. (more…)


It wasn’t a great weekend for Steven Spielberg. His latest film, The BFG, finished behind Finding Dory, The Legend of Tarzan, and The Purge: Election Year to end up fourth at the box office, and that’s not good when your last name’s Spielberg, who, admittedly, has had disappointing returns before. So let’s stop focusing on the past and look ahead to Spielberg’s next film, Ready Player One. Based on the fairly popular novel of the same name by Ernest ClineReady Player One has been described as Willy Wonka meets The Matrix, and it comes loaded with 80s references. So if you’re one those people anxious to see this one – good news – principal photography on the film has already begun. (more…)


Music can’t make a bad film good, but it can make a good film great and composers like five time Academy Award winner John Williams can make that good film unforgettable and instantly recognizable. While some health concerns have cropped up in the past few years, Williams, who is 84 years old continues to work with his long time friend in film Steven Spielberg. He recently confirmed his involvement with two upcoming Spielberg movies, Ready Player One and Indiana Jones 5. Last Thursday Spielberg presented Williams with the Life Time Achievement Award by the American Film Institute, making him the first composer to be so honored in the 44 year history of the award.  (more…)


TJ Miller Deadpool

HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Deadpool’ star T.J. Miller has been added to the cast of ‘Ready Player One,’ Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the action-packed, sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline. In the Warner Bros./Village Roadshow produced film, Miller will take on the role of i-R0k, an online troll who searches and monitors the online forums of the wildly popular virtual reality MMO game Oasis. (more…)


The movie adaptation for Ernest Cline‘s novel Ready Player One has been in the works since before the book had even been released. Warner Bros bought the film rights on the same day as the published deal with Random House was finalised. Published in 2011, it has drawn a lot of attention to itself. Between Wil Wheaton’s narration of the audiobook and Steven Spielberg signing on as director in March 2015, the news surrounding the movie keeps getting bigger and better. (more…)


If Andy Weir‘s name sounds familiar, it should, he’s the best-selling author of The Martian, which went on to become a blockbuster Ridley Scott movie starring Matt Damion. Weir is also a huge fan of Ready Player One, written by Ernie Cline. Cline’s book is also getting the movie treatment with Steven Spielberg directing, so the pair have a lot in common. Weir enjoyed Ready Player One so much that he felt he had to write Lacero, a short story set in Ready Player One‘s universe. What we as fans, and Andy Weir, would call Fan Fiction. What is surprising and wonderful about this story is that Cline has read that fan fiction and decided to make it canon in the Ready Player One universe. (more…)