Ready Player One is a 2011 novel by American author Ernest Cline. It was reported that Cline was working on a sequel in 2015, though little is known about it at the time.
The book follows Wade Owen Watts as he navigates through a digital virtual-reality world called the OASIS. When the creator of the OASIS dies, he promises the ownership rights of the virtual world to be given to whoever can find his “easter eggs”–or hidden puzzles and items scattered throughout the OASIS. In the book, Wade races against the rest of the world to find the easter eggs.
The book is notable for its references to 80’s pop culture. It features the appearance of a lot of franchises such as Dungeon and Dragons, Star Wars, and Monty Python.
Steven Spielberg is adapting Cline’s novel into a film. The movie is expected to hit theaters on March 30, 2018. The film will star Tye Sheridan as the movie’s central character, Wade Watts. Sheridan will share the screen with actors Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn and Mark Rylance.
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