Way, way back in 2011, we talked about Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One on episode 66 of The Incomparable, and now not only are they making it into a movie, but Steven Spielberg is apparently set to direct. Which is a little wacky, since the book references Spielberg works like the Indiana Jones series and E.T. Then again, Spielberg hasn’t been shy about going back to the well–cough cough Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Either way, there’s probably no one better than Spielberg to capture the retro ’80s vibe of the book–and I think many of us suggested it might actually make a better movie than novel.
—Linked by Dan Moren