How Different Is Ready Player One From The Book? | CTV Sci-Fi ChannelWhen a book is made into a movie, change is inevitable. After all, books have the freedom to be as long as they need and require at least some use of the imagination. Plus, books have the advantage of a narrator, giving you a constant inner-stream from at least one character. Still, the hope with any adaptation is that fans of the book will leave the theater satisfied despite the differences and non-readers will come away loving the story just as much as they would have had they devoured the book. As a fan of the book himself, Sheridan was satisfied with the transition. It's up to the audiences to decide if they agree, but in the meantime, here are five major differences and two comforting similarities that we spotted in the film, in theaters now. There are some differences that are apparent just from watching the trailer — things like the movie taking place in Columbus, Ohio, rather than Oklahoma City.
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By Huw Fullerton. In the book, each task begins with beating one challenge to gain a certain kind of key Copper, Jade and Crystal , which are then used to access a gate. However, there are a few crucial differences. He fails, but his efforts attract the attention of IOI. The film also sees them as brothers, though this was something they only pretended to be in the book. Later on their stories also diverge, with the book version of Daito murdered by Nolan Sorrento and IOI, while the character in the movie instead teams up with Aech and Wade to take the fight to Sorrento, and plays a major part in the final battle. In the film, Sho is also revealed to be only 11 years old, whereas his book counterpart is portrayed as roughly the same age as the other contestants.
The entire contest is different in the book. Watts's home life doesn't seem as awful as it is in the book. Speaking of, Halliday did have a crush on Kira, adding humor through fun banter with T. In the book, he meets Artemis in the movie very quickly. Spielberg expands his role in the movie.
Ernest Cline sold the film rights to Ready Player One to Warner Brothers on the same day that he signed his book deal with Random House, a year before it was published. So the movie has been in the back of the minds of readers for nearly seven years. How would a studio even secure the rights to the countless videogames, movies, manga, cartoons, TV shows and music referenced. How would quests that mostly involved playing videogames or reciting every line of dialogue from Monty Python and the Holy Grail translate onto a big screen? The answer is that significant changes to the plot were necessary, but they mostly serve the story well full review from Will Leitch here.