‘Ready Player One’ Finds Female Lead
Olivia Cooke, who starred in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is currently in negotiations for the Steven Spielberg adaptation of the Ernie Cline Book.
If a deal is made, Cooke would play the main character’s love interest and competitor, a Canadian blogger named Sam whose name in the virtual world is Art3mis.
The story is set in a virtual world called Oasis, in which a teenager finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the game’s founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Science Fiction’s Best Editors Are Tweeting You Some Recommendations
The folks behind the account are some of the best people currently curating Sci-fi short fiction in the genre right now. One of them, Jonathan Strahan tells io9, “The idea behind the service is simple. I’ve reached out to any editor who currently edits a ‘year’s best’ annual and invited them to provide recommendations on new stories to readers. More editors will be added soon.” He adds that they’re recommending science fiction, fantasy and horror stories.
There’s no summaries, explanations or reviews here: just the name of the story, the author and where you can find it. (As well as the editor making the recommendation.) Follow the account by clicking this link, and if you’re not on Twitter, they’re also making the recommendations on Facebook.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ May Have a ‘Rogue One’ Post-Credits Scene
The rumor comes from Schmoes Know, who mostly have a decent track record when it comes to things like this. And when you think about it, this isn’t the kind of rumor that feels unlikely or out of left field. Marvel Studios has created a new way to keep the hype machine running strong, and it would make sense for Lucasfilm to follow suit and keep Star Wars fans engaged during the credits, too.
Still, this is something that has never been done in the history of Star Wars movies, so it might put some fans in an uproar because it strays from tradition. But since this is a new era for Star Wars, and this is the first time we’ll have movies in the galaxy far, far away arriving in theaters so close together, this is the first time it’s ever been possible and practical.