There are less certain things in Hollywood than that there is an interest in doing a sequel to Ready Player One. After all, the Steven Spielberg film is based on a bestselling novel by Ernest Cline, did well at the box office, was nominated for an Oscar and now has a sequel in book form. After Ready Player Two hit shelves recently, the talk rises about a Ready Player Two movie. It’s still in its infancy, but it sure sounds like plans are in motion. Read on to find out more about this early news …
According to The Playlist, writer Ernest Cline has talked about the film being in early development at Warner Bros. (not surprising given the Ready Player One mentioned above). Nothing about the scriptwriter or director yet, but I suspect Spielberg won’t be back. Maybe Cline is co-writing the script, but I think WB will be reaching out to another filmmaker like Peter Jackson, Kevin Smith (admittedly a long shot), or Edgar Wright to direct this IP-heavy property. Time will tell, but count me if / when it happens. The first book and movie are so much fun and I’m about to read the sequel. When it happens, I’ll be there.
Here is a bit of their contribution:
Ready Player One writer Ernest Cline announced during a chat with Inverse that his successor, Ready Player Two, is currently under development by Warner Bros. However, he does not mention who will write the script or who will direct it.
“It’s just getting started,” Cline tells Inverse, “especially since Hollywood is in limbo right now.” But I can tell from the experience with the first film that everyone had a lot of fun. “
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(Source: The Playlist)