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Steven Spielberg Set to Direct Ready Player One, Because He Can

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Spielberg doesn’t exactly strike me as a big gamer – if he were, would he have allowed Atari E.T. to exist? There’s a reason LucasArts came to be rather than SpielbergArts.

And yet if anyone has the clout to get all the necessary permissions for all the third-party brands included in the narrative – or at least as many as possible – it’s the one director in Hollywood who can pretty much do whatever he wants all the time, and isn’t too busy with underwater missions to make sequels.

WB president Greg Silverman has a point – they got a LOT of brands onboard for The Lego Movie, including some WB doesn’t own. I’m not expecting the next Wreck-It Ralph, but this has to at least be better than Pixels, right?

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist