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Ready Player One: Author Ernest Cline Confirms Plans for Sequel

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Ready Player One: Author Ernest Cline Confirms Plans for Sequel

Author Ernest Cline has confirmed that he is working on a sequel to his 2011 novel Ready Player One.

During the launch event for the Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of his fan-favorite novel at Comic Con Experience in Brazil, Cline apparently confirmed rumors that he is planning to return to the world he created in the first novel.

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“I can’t talk about it too much,” the author said during a Facebook Live stream, “but there’s no better inspiration for a writer [than] to return to a world they’ve already worked on when they’re watching Steven Spielberg bring that world to life.”

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No details were given about the nature of the sequel, nor an indication of when it would be published. Cline’s first novel earned critical acclaim and spent time on The New York Times bestseller list. The movie adaptation was optioned by Warner bros. the same day Cline signed the book deal, one year before Random House would publish the novel.

Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the book by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts/Parzival, Olivia Cooke as Samantha Cook/Art3mis, Ben Mendelsohn as Nolan Sorrento, and Mark Rylance as James Halliday. The film arrives in theaters March 20, 2018.

Via: Heroic Hollywood

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