Steven Spielberg will be directing the film version of Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One, it was confirmed today.
The novel, published in 2011, has been an international bestseller, although I must admit I found it a mixed bag, relying too heavily on nostalgia for effect. It was certainly a fun, if lightweight, book and it's a surprise that Spielberg is taking it on personally.
The film will be released on 15 December 2017. Cline's new novel, Armada, has just been released.