Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ to release in December 2017

MUMBAI: The game is on in 2017. Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ Ready Player One - the sci-fi action adventure to be directed by Steven Spielberg - has been slated for release on 15 December, 2017.


A three-time Academy Award winner, Spielberg is directing Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film is being produced by Spielberg; Donald De Line, under his De Line Pictures banner; Dan Farah; and Spielberg’s longtime colleague Kristie Macosko Krieger; with Bruce Berman serving as executive producer. De Line and Farah originally brought the project to Warner Bros.


Ready Player One marks a return to Warner Bros. for Spielberg, who previously directed the studio’s Empire of the SunThe Color Purple and A.I. Artificial Intelligence, in addition to producing the hits Gremlins and The Goonies.


Warner Bros president, domestic distribution Dan Fellman said, “Any film from Steven Spielberg is an event film, so it felt right to date this thrilling new project from one of our greatest filmmakers for the holiday season.”


Warner Bros president, worldwide marketing and distribution Sue Kroll added, “From the success of the book, Ready Player One already has a devoted following, and we’re excited for its fans and moviegoers everywhere to see this fantastically innovative story come to life. We know it couldn’t be in better hands, and look forward to working with Steven and the producers to bring it to the big screen.”


Warner Bros. Pictures president, worldwide distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg said, “There are few directors with the global stature of Steven Spielberg, so we are thrilled to be delivering his latest adventure to audiences worldwide.”

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