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.
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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 »
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.
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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 »
Virtual reality is about to take off in a big way. Just recently we learned that Disney and Lucasfilm are developing new Star Wars stories, directed and written by big name filmmakers and screenwriters, for virtual reality, to connect with the upcoming films. Plus, VR showcases such as The Martian VR Experience from Ridley Scott have been getting quite the buzz and we’re a bit bummed we couldn’t check it out while it was at Sundance last month. Now another heavy-hitting filmmaker looks to be making the journey to VR as well.
Steven Spielberg previously signed on to be an advisor to Virtual Reality Company (VRC), and now he’s reportedly working with them on a project that is solely for VR. Find out more about the Steven Spielberg VR collaboration below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
We have no reason to believe Ben Mendelsohn is anything but lovely in real life, but “menacing” is definitely his default mode in the movies. And Steven Spielberg will not be the one to change that. Spielberg is reportedly eyeing Mendelsohn for his ’80s nostalgia-fest Ready Player One, in which Mendelsohn would play (of course) the villain. If a deal closes, he’ll be the second actor cast after Olivia Cooke, who plays the female lead. More about the Ready Player One Ben Mendelsohn casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ernest Cline‘s novel Ready Player One is a love letter to 1980s pop culture, from Atari video games to the films of Steven Spielberg. So when Spielberg himself signed on to direct the movie, it seemed perfectly fitting and also kind of weird. How would Spielberg handle a story so heavily influenced by his own films?
Well, according to Spielberg, possibly by leaving out those references altogether. Read the filmmaker’s comments on the Ready Player One Spielberg movie references after the jump. Read More »