Los Angeles: Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct a movie adaptation of sci-fi novel 'Ready Player One' for Warner Bros.
The movie will be Spielberg's next project after he finishes shooting 'The BFG', also an adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel.
Zak Penn wrote the script adapting the novel, written by Ernie Cline. Spielberg will also produce the movie with Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah.
The film's story will be set in a virtual world called Oasis in which a teenager finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the game's founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize.