‘X-Men’ Scribe Zak Penn to Rewrite ‘Ready Player One’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

  • The Wrap
Four years after winning a bidding war for Ernie Cline's acclaimed sci-fi novel “Ready Player One,” Warner Bros. has hired comic book movie scribe Zak Penn to rewrite the script, TheWrap has learned. “Ready Player One” is a futuristic tale that follows teenager Wade Watts, who likes to escape the real world by logging into Oasis, a globally-networked virtual utopia where users lead idyllic alternate lives. When the game‘s eccentric billionaire creator dies, he offers up his fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Wade is pitted against powerful corporate foes and ruthless competitors who'll do anything,
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