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T.J Miller Talks ‘READY PLAYER ONE’ Character Role

May 17, 2017

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Silicon Valley star T.J Miller plays I-R0K in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaption of READY PLAYER ONE. Just recently, Miller spoke with Fandango and revealed that his character has a particular obsession.

“I’m not in the book. Some plot points are different, but I’m the only new character. I play I-R0K and basically I am a funny, or at least mildly amusing, Boba Fett. In the OASIS, I am a better player than Aech or Daito or any of those guys. I am sort of unequivocally the best bounty hunter, but I work freelance. While all the Sixers work for IOI and Sorrento, he has to commission me and I get an incredibly high fee to either find people and kill them or make them starve in the game.”

What is his character’s obsession?

“My character in the movie wants to be Boba Fett. Like that’s his hero, his idol, which isn’t far off for many STAR WARS fans, myself included.

I actually mimicked Boba Fett’s voice. And in the original Star Wars he only ever speaks four or five times in the movies, so I could only learn from ‘What about me? He’s no good to me dead.’ And then ‘As you wish.’ And I used the British actor’s voice instead of the f*** Australian’s from the prequels– Lucas, you son of a bitch!– and so, I think it’s actually a really fun character.”

Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg and Ben Mendelsohn.

Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

A Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and DreaMWorks Pictures Productions, the film is directed by Spielberg, who is also producing alongside Donald De Line, under his De Line Pictures banner, Dan Farah and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Bruce Berman also executive produces.

 

 

 

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