Steven Spielberg Goes Meta in READY PLAYER ONE

In a recent press conference for The BFG, Steven Spielberg gave us an idea about what kind of references will and won’t be cut in the READY PLAYER ONE adaptation.

Anyone who has read Ernest Cline’s dystopian novel Ready Player One knows it’s packed with references to the ’80s. With Steven Spielberg himself turning the iconic book into a film, it begs the question of how many references to his many projects he’ll be including in the adaptation.

In a press conference for The BFG, Spielberg answered the question of how he’s going to keep the book’s references to his own works from becoming a giant pat on the back for his 80’s success.

“I think we were pretty awesome in the 1980s. I love the ’80s, and I think one of the reasons I decided to make the movie was that it brought me back to the 1980s and let me do anything I want, except for my own movies. I’ve cut most of my movies out of Ernie’s book, except for the Delorean and a couple of other things that I had something to do with. I’ve cut a lot of my own references out. I was very happy to see that there was enough without me! The ’80s was a great time to grow up.”

Although I personally wouldn’t mind reliving Spielberg’s successes in the adaptation, it makes sense that he’s choosing to omit so many of his own works.

What do you think of the decision?

Ready Player One has a release date of May, 2018.

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