I fondly remember watching Ready Player One in the exact cinematic experience that Steven Spielberg would have wanted… On a cramped flight to Majorca.
The science-fiction film was an enjoyable ride – and, frankly, the only way I was ever going to watch any of The Shining – so with rumours of a sequel, and with rumours of me being able to bluff my way through conversations about iconic horror movies, I was interested.
After Olivia Cooke, who played Samantha Cook – unbelievably creativity on the surname casting, there – admitted she’s “contracted to sequels”, one fan designed a poster for the aptly named Ready Player Two.
Featuring a mash-up between Back to the Future’s DeLorean and Ghostbusters‘ Ecto-1, the artwork reads ‘Back to the Oasis’. How? How can a piece of digital art be so much cooler than I am?
Author of the novel, Ernest Cline, is currently working on a sequel to the book, and stated “there’s a good chance that, if this one does well, Warner Bros. will want to make a sequel.
“I don’t know if Steven [Spielberg] would want to dive back in, because he would know what he is getting into. He’s said that it’s the third-hardest film he’s made, out of dozens and dozens of movies”.
All I know is that if I do see this DeLorean-Ecto-1 hybrid on screen, I will sob out of jealousy. Even if it is, inevitably, in a fast-paced, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scene where there’s enough pop culture to make Sheldon Cooper sick.
(Now I’m pretty queasy after referencing The Big Bang Theory…)