Nerds everywhere rejoiced as we got our first peek at the movie adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One, featured at San Diego Comic-Con 2017! And it is, indeed, a "holy grail of pop culture." This is it. The "oasis" for geeks everywhere. A movie that gets us. A movie that is everything we get.
Music, visuals, pop culture references....Children of the Eighties, rejoice! This is a movie for us!
Directed by Stephen Spielberg, this movie features nods to video games, movies, novels, and more. Everything geeks loved about the book seems to be represented in the film, at least as far as can be told by the trailer. But we'll have to wait until March 2018 to know for sure!
Melanie R. Meadors is an author of fantasy where heroes don't always carry swords and knights in shining armor often lose to nerds who study their weaknesses. She has edited two upcoming genre anthologies, MECH: Age of Steel and HATH NO FURY, and is the science and pop culture blogger at The Once and Future Podcast. You can find her at her website, melaniermeadors.com, on Facebook, and Twitter, @melaniermeadors.