After previously rumoured to have been offered to Christopher Nolan (see TTC #408), Ready Player One will now be helmed by Steven Spielberg. The adaptation of Ernest Cline’s bestselling YA novel is going to be a joint venture between Village Roadshow, Dream Works and Warners and will be scripted by Zak Penn. Expect it to hit cinemas on December 15th, 2017.
+++ After last month’s news of J. K. Simmons and Michael Keaton jumping ship on Kong: Skull Island, it appears Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly and Tom Wilkinson may well be taking the journey to the land of the giant ape. With the release date still set for March 10th, 2017, they better stop monkeying around.
+++ Game of Thrones have expanded their cast even further (well they have to since they keep killing them off) with the addition of Max Von Sydow, who will play Bran Stark’s mystical mentor the Three Eyed Raven, and Lovejoy himself Ian McShane, who will take a small, currently unknown, but key role when the show returns for its sixth season in the first half of next year. Meanwhile, HBO Programming President, Michael Lombardo, implied that there will be at least
another two seasons in Westeros following this upcoming one.