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Steven Spielberg Set To Direct Highly Anticipated Sci-Fi Flick Ready Player One!

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What do movies such as E.T., Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, and Minority Report all have in common?

They're all science fiction based movies that are super awesome and were directed by Steven Spielberg!

And the director is reportedly heading back to that genre with this latest announcement!

Steven Spielberg has apparently signed up to helm the sci-fi movie called Ready Player One based on the popular book by Ernest Cline and the movie will be financed and distributed by Warner Bros.

[ Related: Steven Spielberg Loves The Idea Of Chris Pratt As Indiana Jones, He May Direct The Reboot! ]

Here's what the studio's President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman said about the awesome announcement:

"We are thrilled to welcome Steven back to Warner Bros. We had an historic series of collaborations in the 1980s and 1990s and have wanted to bring him back for years. As for 'Ready Player One,' we have always felt that Steven was the dream director for this project."

Ah-mazing!!!

And apparently we won't have to wait long for this monster of a movie to come out as it's being fast tracked to begin filming as soon as Spielberg puts the finishing touches on his next project Bridge of Spies.

And judging from the book's synopsis - this is going to be one heckuva movie! The plot is:

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape."

One person against the whole world? Sounds like it'll be right up Spielberg's alley!

And seriously when has Spielberg ever let us down? And don't say the fourth Indiana Jones movie because we're pretending that film was never made!

All we do know is that sci-fi and Spielberg go together like peanut butter and jelly! It's a delicious combination!!!

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