22 Mar 2018 1:34 PM +00:00 UTC

Ready Player One Movie Won't Affect The Book's Sequel

It seems like Steven Spielberg did a good job with the Ready Player One film. The movie, based on a book that glorified pop culture and almost all things geeky, has received plenty of positive sentiments and it looks like a hit. While the original book came out back in 2011, the author has been working on a sequel to the original story.

Ernest Cline, the book's writer, has made it clear that the sequel to Ready Player One will not be influenced by Spielberg's hit film. That's not a shot at the film but more of a reassurance to those that liked the book and don't want it to get watered down by making it more like the movie.

Speaking with CinemaBlend, the writer stated that he had worked on a draft for the sequel before the movie came out. While he's mostly making a sequel to please fans, as well as himself, Cline said he wouldn't mind if it also turned into a fun movie afterward. No one would mind Steven Spielberg making a movie based on their book after all.

"I wanted to make sure I had finished at least a rough draft of the sequel before I saw the movie because I didn't want the movie to influence me too. And I was very conscious of wanting to write a sequel to my novel that would please fans of the novel but also could serve as the basis for a fun movie."

Purists of the book should be pleased with this announcement. If the first film makes a ton of money, expect a sequel to be greenlit ASAP.

Ready Player One hits theaters on March 29.

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