Ready Player One (The Movie?!) Who Should Be The Ultimate Gunter?
A few months back, I wrote a review and discussed this amazing book Ready Player One. Needless to say, the book is amazing! I am actually in the process of re-reading the book and plan to write an additional more extensive review in the near future. Just to give you an idea, the first time I read the book, I felt such a connection with the story’s hero Wade Watts, that I felt like the book was tailor-written for me.
The second time around, I feel it even more so. But now I want to talk about the inevitable movie adaptation that is in negotiations. Sure enough theories, rumors, and superfans are already voicing loudly about who should be cast to bring to life the characters of the semi-post-apocalyptic world set in the OASIS (and Oklahoma.) Here’s what we know for sure so far:Warner Bros. bought the rights to the book about two years ago. Ernest Cline (the book’s original author) is in talks to write the script of the film. Yesterday, an article released by word&film began their speculations and hopes.
Here is the list of my ultimate cast for the movie Ready Player One:
Art3mis: I can see Ellen Page pulling this off especially if she channels the personality she developed for her character in Juno and mix it with geek knowledge.
Aech: Parzival’s best friend would be wonderfully played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse (AKA “McLovin.”) I would NOT want Michael Cera to play any roll because he’s played the same character in all of his movie and I’m annoyed with it already.
James Halliday/Anorak (mastermind of the OASIS): Slap some old man makeup on him (when applicable in the story) and cast Zach Galifianakis immediately!
Ogden Morrow (Halliday’s business partner and co-creator of the OASIS): Jeff Bridges would be perfect for this roll.
I also believe that the movie itself should contain its own Easter eggs with cameos by Ernest Cline himself and Wil Wheaton. These would be the ideal actors to play the main cast of the story. Please, give me your suggestions and arguments. Agree or disagree with my casting? Let me know about it.