Warner Bros. Pictures is ramping up marketing on Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One. In conjunction with the launch of the movie’s website, Warner Bros. has released a new marketing video entitled ‘See The Future.’ While the first two trailers for Ready Player One have sold the movie on stunning visuals, pop culture references, and virtual reality gaming, this new video wants to sell audiences on the pedigree of the source material as well as on the man who inspired it.
Narrated by both Cline and Spielberg, the pair talk in circles about how each of them inspired the other with their work.
Cline: “I could not have written Ready Player One have I had not grown up on a steady diet of Steven Spielberg movies.”
Spielberg: “When I read Ready Player One is was the most amazing flashforward and flashback at the same time.”
Check out the video below:
It is always a welcome sight to see creators working on projects that they are both fans of, and intimately familiar with. The pairing of Ready Player One and Spielberg seems almost too good to be true.
In addition to the affirmation that Cline’s novel is in good hands, the new video shows off some unseen footage. Ben Mendelsohn’s Nolan Sorrento looks out over his building, Tye Sheridan’s Wade Watts looks up to a magazine cover with his idol, James Halliday (Mark Rylance), plastered on the front. Also, in the Oasis, players get ready for a race as a bridge rises out of a bay.
Spielberg is convinced Cline has seen the future, and after watching this, it seems convincing that he’s right.
Ready Player One is adapted from the novel by Ernest Cline, who co-wrote the screenplay with Zak Penn. It is directed by Steven Spielberg, and features a cast that includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and T. J. Miller.
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Walter Hamada has been announced as the new head of DC Films. This news was not entirely unexpected. Justice League did not perform well to anyone’s expectations, critically and financially. When a major tentpole does not perform well, there are bound to be shakeups within a studio. That means people are moved both out of and into positions of power.
So even though Hamada is now running things, there will still be time before we see his effect on the DC Extended Universe. Aquaman is already in post-production, Shazam! is in the middle of pre-production and Wonder Woman 2 is gearing up to start shooting later this year. That takes the franchise up to the end of 2019, giving Hamada enough time to really get acclimated before making an impact.
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