Steven Spielberg's Gamer Movie Ready Player One Movie Gets Release Date

Film version of the 2011 virtual reality-themed novel will hit theaters in December 2017.

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The upcoming movie based on Ernest Cline's 2011 virtual reality and video game book Ready Player One now has a release date. It will open on December 15, 2017, Warner Bros. announced this week.

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One of film's biggest names, Saving Private Ryan and Indiana Jones director Steven Spielberg, will direct the movie

"Any film from Steven Spielberg is an event film, so it felt right to date this thrilling new project from one of our greatest filmmakers for the holiday season," Warner Bros. executive Dan Fellman said, via Variety.

X-Men writer Zak Penn wrote the most recent script for the movie. Penn and Cline also worked together on another video game movie, last year's Atari: Game Over.

No casting details for the Ready Player One film have been announced. Spielberg is also working the upcoming Halo TV series with Microsoft and 343 Industries. Though we haven't heard much about it in more than a year, Microsoft stresses that it remains in development.

Ready Player One is one of many video game movies currently in production. Check out this image gallery for a rundown of some of the games making the leap to the big screen.

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