by: Sammy Mink
Comic book movie writer Zak Penn is set to adapt READY PLAYER ONE for Warner Bros. The sci-fi novel, written by Ernie Cline, centers on a teenager who escapes his bleak surrounds 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 and several ruthless competitors will do anything, in the Oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.
Penn is known for writing the scripts for “The Avengers,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and “Behind Enemy Lines.” Next up, Penn is attached to write a slew of projects including “Jason and the Argonauts” for 20th Century Fox, “Pacific Rim 2” with Guillermo del Toro and the remakes of “Wargames” and “The Dirty Dozen.”
Penn is repped by CAA.