We last reported on screenwriter/novelist Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One almost exactly four years ago when the hot property ignited a bidding war from major studios. Warner Bros. eventually won that war, and have now hired screenwriter Zak Penn (The Avengers) to rewrite the script for the futuristic tale that follows a virtual game player in his dangerous quest for a deceased billionaire’s fortune. Cline, himself the screenwriter of the 2009 film Fanboys, took the first crack at adapting Ready Player One along with Eric Eason (A Better Life). Donald De Line and Dan Farah will produce for WB. Hit the jump for more.