With Interstellar in cinemas, Christopher Nolan’s next project has yet to be revealed. Could it be Ready Player One, Zak Penn’s (Elektra) big screen adaptation of Ernie Cline’s pop culture heavy sci-fi novel?

It’s hard to imagine Christopher Nolan working on a movie written by the guy whose Avengers script was scrapped by Joss Whedon (Penn is also responsible for the widely despised X-Men: The Last Stand screenplay), but Warner Bros. have apparently approached the filmmaker with an offer to direct.

This isn’t uncommon of course as he’s the kind of director they talk to for every and any high profile project, but it’s interesting that the studio are confident enough in Ready Player One to go to Nolan with it.

He’s not the only one however, as another report claims that Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn, Edgar Wright, and Peter Jackson are all also under consideration. Each of them could potentially make Ready Player One their next movie, though Zemeckis is singled out as being the top choice at this point.

Set in the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape. Who do you think would be the best choice to helm the movie?