– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This past weekend, Warner Bros. released the first full trailer for their upcoming film, Ready Player One. As we’re sure plenty of you realize, the film didn’t just spring up out of nowhere, but is actually based on the novel by Ernest Cline.

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The novel first hit bookstores in 2011, and it didn’t take long for the mainstream public to latch onto it. Augmented reality may be taking off much better in our real world than virtual reality, but in this world created by Cline, virtual reality is where it’s at. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why audiences have clung to it as they have. In many ways, the book is a story of wish fulfillment.

If you’ve managed to read that novel and are hungry for more, then you’re in luck! While doing a livestream, Cline himself confirmed that he was working on a sequel for the book.

“It’s true. I can’t talk about it too much, 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.”

Indeed, fans of the book will be thrilled to hear this. Moreover, it’ll undoubtedly be great for sales of the book for Cline to finish it a year or so after its release. Should the film be a runaway success, then there’s a good chance that sales for this new book will runaway with it.

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SOURCE: Ernest Cline (via ComicBookMovie)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.