Appearing at WonderCon this weekend, producer Donald DeLine spoke briefly with Slashfilm about the Steven Spielberg-directed film adaptation of the acclaimed Ernie Cline novel “Ready Player One”.
The story is set in the future, a time when multiplayer gaming has become a virtual universe. The creator of that world leaves his fortune to the winner of a contest who solve the puzzles he left behind – puzzles based on the classic video games of the 1980s.
The producer says the film will feel in line with Spielberg classics like “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Jurassic Park” – “it’s classic Steven Spielberg, right in the center of the sweet spot of really his classic work, but with this whole new world now. There could be no one better to bring this to the screen.””
DeLine adds that gaming companies have been cooperative with the film so far: “We’ve had pretty darn good luck with getting all the various games and characters and brands to sign on. They were excited about it.”
“Ready Player One” is scheduled for release on March 30th 2018.