Dan Mazeau (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Flashpoint”) has been tapped to pen the script for “Armada,” a film adaptation of “Ready Player One” author Ernest Cline’s 2015 novel.
The story follows a teenager who plays an online video game about defending against an alien invasion, only to find out that the game is a simulator to prepare him and people around the world for defending against an actual alien invasion.
Like “Ready Player One,” this one is full of pop culture easter eggs though these all tie back to films games and books about alien invasions and military simulations from “Flight of the Navigator” to “The Last Starfighter”.
Random House and Universal picked up the rights in 2012, but the success of ‘Player’ has prompted movement on the project. Dylan Clark and Dan Farah are producing.
Source: Heat Vision