Steven Spielberg will soon go to London to film his adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s Ready Player One, which is one big, fun love letter to 1980s pop culture. Of course, you can’t discuss ’80s pop culture without mentioning Spielberg, so his name and work is mentioned throughout the book. Last year, The BFG director said he may leave out the references to his classic films from the ’80s. Now, he’s confirmed that’s the case, with a few minor exceptions.
Below, learn more about the Ready Player One references.
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Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
Two geek-friendly properties are casting up. Over in Sony’s little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Homecoming has added Little Men breakout Michael Barbieri to its growing roster, alongside Tom Holland and Zendaya. Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One has a new player in the form of Japanese actor and musician Win Morisaki. Read More »
Few shows make me laugh like Silicon Valley and few people on Silicon Valley make me laugh like T.J. Miller makes me laugh. Although Miller has been working steadily since making his film debut in 2008’s Cloverfield (he was the guy behind the camera), he’s finally come into the spotlight in the past few years. Those who don’t know him from the funniest show currently airing on television probably saw him as Weasel in Deadpool a few months ago, where he played an effective foil to Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson.
Still, all of that feels like prologue to being cast in a Steven Spielberg movie. Miller has joined the ensemble of The Beard’s latest project, Ready Player One.
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Director Steven Spielberg will begin shooting Ready Player One this summer. The adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s novel will star Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Simon Pegg (Star Trek Beyond), and recent Academy Award winner, Mark Rylance (The BFG). We’ll hear more casting news soon, but in the meantime, it’s possible for anyone of you to appear in Spielberg’s “big rockin’ adventure movie.” Well, maybe not anyone of you, but if you have experience designing and modeling 3D avatars, then you might want to consider participating in this Ready Player One contest.
Learn more about it below.
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Hot on the heels of joining Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara yesterday, actor Mark Rylance has added one more collaboration with the iconic director. The Oscar-winner actor will be reuniting with Steven Spielberg for a fourth time with a key role in Ready Player One, the adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s bestselling sci-fi adventure novel of the same name. Find out more about the Ready Player One cast addition after the jump. Read More »
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Producer Donald DeLine was at Wondercon discussing the second season of the Fox series Wayward Pines. He is also producing the movie adaptation of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg. During a roundtable interview, we got to ask DeLine about Ready Player One, which he says falls in line with Spielberg’s classics like Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park.
“It’s classic Steven Spielberg, right in the center of the sweet spot of really his classic work, but with this whole new world now,” DeLine said. “There could be no one better to bring this to the screen.” Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Steven Spielberg‘s next film, Ready Player One, is an ode to pop culture geekdom, so of course he’s enlisted one of the most beloved pop culture geeks around. Simon Pegg is in talks to join the sci-fi adventure film, opposite Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and Ben Mendelsohn. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
A few weeks ago when Ready Player One got bumped to 2018, to avoid the unstoppable Star Wars Episode VIII, Angie noted director Steven Spielberg and all involved were still searching for a male lead. Well, it looks like they’ve found their guy, because it’s just been reported Tye Sheridan will star in the film.
Learn more about the adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s hit novel below.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
A few weeks ago, Disney bumped Star Wars Episode VIII from May 2017 to December 15, 2017. The move made perfect sense from a business standpoint: Episode VII had a record-breaking run in December, and why fix what’s not broken? But the announcement put the rest of the 2017 release calendar into disarray. Pirates of the Caribbean moved from July to May. Spider-Man swung from late July to early July. Jumanji jumped up from December to July.
And the effects are still rippling outward. Now Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One has been pushed off the 2017 slate entirely, in an effort to get out of Episode VIII‘s way. Meanwhile, The Flash is, appropriately enough, getting here a bit faster than we expected — it’s been bumped up one week by Warner Bros. Read More »