The Ready Player One Film Has Found Its Art3mis

Olivia CookeSteven Spielberg has found his leading actress for his upcoming adaptation of Ready Player One: Olivia Cooke. She’s expected to play Art3mis, one of the novel’s leading characters.

Ready Player One takes place in a future, virtual world known as the Oasis. Following the death of the world’s creator, the entire world embarks on a massive Easter egg hunt to lay claim to his legacy and fortune. Art3mis (the screenname for Samantha Evelyn Cook), is a famous gunter searching for the prize, and allies herself with the novel’s narrator, Wade.

The adaptation is expected to be released in December 2017.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline was one of my favorite reads this summer.  I was looking for young-adult dystopian novels and novels about characters living in virtual reality.

Upon completing my latest novel, VR, I discovered two novels with young protagonists who live in virtual reality, The Eye of Minds by James Dashner and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, but VR is set further in the future and has a female protagonist.

VR is a YA sci-fi novel (85,000 words) about a young woman’s escape from the virtual reality in which she is imprisoned. This novel deals with some edgy issues and starts out dark, but lightens as the character’s strength and courage emerge. Thought-provoking and a little risky, this could be a cross-over novel, appealing to an adult audience, like Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

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