A lot of people are worried about the upcoming movie adaptation of Ready Player One. More often than not, movies miss a key point or change up the plot altogether. Alas, there is no real need to worry at this point, even though interviews with the cast state that their character will not be the same as in the book, but they don’t need to be. I have only ever come across one book that made it to the big screen in one complete piece, and that was Disney’s Shipwrecked (1990).
Some people have even complained that the story relies too heavily on the creative works of others. My question to these people is: “Have you even read the book?”.
Back to the point that I was making in the title of this post. The book gives open permission to get the story wrong. At the end of the Prolog, Wade/Parzival says:
Dozens of books, cartoons, movies, and miniseries have attempted to tell the story of everything that happened next, but every single one of them got it wrong. So I want to set the record straight, once and for all.
These words imply that the book is the only definitive tale of the events leading up to the discovery of the ‘Egg’. So, with that being said, sit back and enjoy the coming move for what it will be. A story of a boy overcoming the odds and doing battle in both the virtual realms and the real word against a “fascist multinational conglomerate”.