Ernie Cline (author of Ready Player One and screenwriter of Fanboys) has scored another movie deal for his second book — before it has even hit the shelves. The feature rights for Cline's next novel Armada has been purchased by Universal. What's it about? Absolutely no idea, but the press release says it has a "high concept hook that offers the ultimate wish fulfillment to every video game fan on the planet." Which could be just about anything. Fingers crossed it's something along the lines of The Last Starfighter.
So, more empty pandering?
Ready Player One was the Big Bang Theory of books. Empty storytelling filled with cheap references to things that I like as a means of distracting me from the fact that I wasn't enjoying myself at all.
See Also: Retro City Rampage.