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Alan Silvestri to Score Steven Spielberg’s ‘READY PLAYER ONE’

July 8, 2017


Alan Silvestri (Forrest Gump) will score Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaption READY PLAYER ONE. Why Silvestri and not frequent collaborator John Williams, Williams will score The Papers since both films are currently in post-production at the same time.

Spielberg’s Amblin Productions released a statement that said:

“Steven and John decided Alan Silvestri was the perfect choice for READY PLAYER ONE since Steven has worked (as a producer) with Alan on the BACK TO THE FUTURE films in the 80s and Alan has scored other films for Steven’s Amblin and DreamWorks.”

Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Tye 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.

Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg and Ben Mendelsohn.

Ready Player One hits theaters on March 30, 2018.

Meanwhile, The Papers follows the 1971 scandal after the decision of The Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) to publish The Pentagon Papers. Written and leaked by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers established that the Johnson Administration had lied to the public and congress about US military involvement in the Vietnam War, and revealed that the Nixon Administration had secretly escalated the war. The Nixon administration tried to stop The Post from publishing them, and Assistant U.S Attorney General William Rehnquist took the case to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the paper.

Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Carrie Coon, Bradley Whitford, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bob Odenkirk, and Bruce Greenwood.

The Papers hits theaters on December 22.

Alan Silvestri is also known for scoring films like The Avengers, The Croods and Night at the Museum. Williams is also known for Star Wars, Harry Potter and Jurassic Park franchises.


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