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March 2015 Retro Gaming Article

March 26, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Cline's novel, Ready Player One, will hit the big screen via Steven Spielberg & Zak Penn

Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One If you haven't read Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One, buy a copy immediately! It's a great sci-fi book that's full of 80's pop culture references, video games and mystery. Great stuff! It's easy to see why this novel is being made into a movie.

There was a lot of coverage due to Spielberg's involvement, but we were much more interested to discover that Warner Bros bought the rights to Ready Player One the year before it was published. The Spielberg connection is cool, but this novel was destined for greatness.

For those who followed the April 2014 Atari landfill excavation in the Alamogordo, NM - Cline was on the scene along with his DeLorean. I believe he hosted an after-party at a local arcade. Gotta like his sense of style!

Ernest Cline Also on-hand in the dusty New Mexico desert was director Zak Penn who was working on the documentary film, Atari: Game Over. Cline and Penn are writing the screenplay for Ready Player One. Small world, eh?

This is destined to be a great film, but I recommend reading Cline's novel first. You know what they say... The book is always better than the movie. And this book IS that good!

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