A sequel to the 2011 novel, Ready Player One, is dropping later this year according to a new report. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that author Ernest Cline has been busy working on a sequel, Ready Player Two, which will be released on November 24.
The beloved 2011 book was adapted into a movie of the same name, which received mixed reviews from both critics and viewers. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the 2018 movie is now considered a cult hit, though it actually performed really well at the box office.
The description of Ready Player One (the book), reads as follows: “It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty and disease are widespread.
“Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.
“For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based on Halliday’s obsession with 80s pop culture. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions – and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.”
We don’t yet know what Ready Player Two will be about, but with a release date of November, we don’t have too long to wait.
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