With Wade Watts as the lead, the book and the film perpetuate a nerd culture of the '80s rather than a nerd culture of today.
Could it be game over for Spielberg as the backlash against his adaptation of Ernest Cline's 'Ready Player One' grows online?
It’s official – ‘Ready Player One’ is heading to Birmingham. According to the Birmingham Mail, the futuristic sci-fi adaptation by filmmaking legend Steven Spielberg is filming in Birmingham… and will be there for a whole week. “Oscar-winning Hollywood film legend Steven Spielberg is on his way to Birmingham – to shoot a futuristic new thriller,” they revealed.
It looks as though Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ is booting up… and has just loaded three potential female leads into its shortlist. It’s revealed that all three will test for the role of Art3mis – Samantha Cook’s avatar within the virtual world of Oasis in ‘Ready Player One’. Of course, Elle Fanning is most famous for her breakout role as Alice Dainard in J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi classic, ‘Super 8’.