With “Bridge of Spies” set to open this October through Twentieth Century Fox, and Melissa Mathison’s adaptation of “The BFG” in post-production for Disney/Dreamworks July 2016 release, the filmmaker returns to Warner Bros. (where he made “Empire of the Sun,” “The Color Purple” and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence”) for Village Roadshow and DreamWorks’ “Ready Player One.” The sci-fi action adventure that is slated for release on December 15, 2017. Based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller, the film is produced by Spielberg; Donald De Line; Dan Farah; and Spielberg’s longtime colleague Kristie Macosko Krieger, with Village Roadshow’s Bruce Berman as executive producer. De Line and Farah brought the project to Warner Bros. Bob Zemeckis fell out of the movie during development; Zak Penn did one pass on the adaptation.
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