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Did Ready Player One Hype Translate to Box Office Success

Did 'Ready Player One' Hype Translate to Box Office Success?

The panel of screenwriters Ernest Cline (author of the original novel and collaborator on the film's script) and Zak Penn, along with film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Ben Mendelsohn, Philip Zhao, and Win Morisaki were charming as all get out.They regaled the audience with tales of working with Spielberg on set[...]

[SPOILERS] Lets Talk About Ready Player One: Spielberg Goes Guns-to-Radios Again

[SPOILERS] Let's Talk About Ready Player One: Spielberg Goes Guns-to-Radios Again

I like screenwriter Zak Penn for the most part, I really do (X-Men: The Last Stand notwithstanding), but there was so much of the soul lost in translation, and it broke my heart.[caption id="attachment_809851" align="aligncenter" width="600"] AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Ernest Cline and Zak Penn speak onstage during Ready Player One LIVE at SXSW, Powered by[...]

Ready Player One Screenwriter Tapped to Adapt ROM: The Spaceknight

Ready Player One Screenwriter Tapped to Adapt ROM: The Spaceknight

Coming off the adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One for Steven Spielberg, writer Zak Penn has been tapped for the adaptation of ROM: The Spaceknight for Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and Paramount Pictures Based on the Hasbro toy ROM (short for read-only memory) of the 1980s, it was then introduced to readers in[...]

[#WonderCon] That Time George Lucas Visited the Ready Player One Set

[#WonderCon] That Time George Lucas Visited the Ready Player One Set

Moderator Scott Mantz, author Ernie Cline, screenwriter Zak Penn, cast members Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Phillip Zhou, and Win Morisaki (also his translator, whose name I never got).[/caption]The film screened back at South by Southwest (SXSW) and was pretty much the main movie discussed over the weekend by fans, critics, and professionals in[...]

Watch: Ready Player One Author Ernie Cline Thanks Fans in New Video

Watch: 'Ready Player One' Author Ernie Cline Thanks Fans in New Video

The WB film Ready Player One (directed by Mr. Steven freaking Spielberg no less) based on his first novel just premiered to pretty stellar reviews at SXSW, and early ticket sales for opening day just started too.There was also the Indiana Jones-like treasure quest screenwriter Zak Penn (who wrote the Ready Player One script, actually) and co[...]

First Reactions for Ready Player One Are in From #SXSW

First Reactions for 'Ready Player One' Are in From #SXSW

There was talk earlier in the day as to whether or not Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg would show up for the evening's events, but he did.https://twitter.com/seejamescode/status/973024618209570816"This is not a film that we've made, it is, I promise you, a MOVIE," Spielberg said before introducing the cast (Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Win Morisaki, Philip Zhao, and Ben Mendelsohn), along[...]

Ready Player One LIVE at #SXSW Powered by Twitch And IMDB

Ready Player One LIVE at #SXSW Powered by Twitch And IMDB

Corea has been chatting with various folks from the face-paced world of VR tech and gaming, as well as showing the audiences all of the RP1 stuff around the center.Ernie Cline and Zak Penn both stopped by to talk about the creation of the original book and the crafting of the script, as well as the cast- Tye[...]



Len Wiseman To Direct Zak Penn-Scripted Sci-Fi Thriller Black Chapter

Len Wiseman is a pretty divisive director, but like it or not, he's something of a go-to guy when it comes to directing big action spectacles, and Skydance, the production company behind the new Terminator reboot, are giving him another shot.A new sci-fi thriller called Black Chapter is in his crosshairs, and he'll direct from[...]

Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #6

Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #6

The most original super hero series concludes its first arc today, by writers Zak Penn (Avengers, X-Men II & III movies, Alphas TV show) and Scott Murphy (Star Wars The Clone Wars TV show)!All of Adam’s life has lead up to this surreal moment – from worshiping the godly superhero Zenith to becoming the super-powered Apex to discovering the truth about his idol[...]

Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #5

Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #5

This year's most original super hero series continues today, by writers Zak Penn (Avengers, X-Men II & III movies, Alphas TV show) and Scott Murphy (Star Wars The Clone Wars TV show)!(more…) This year's most original super hero series continues today, by writers Zak Penn (Avengers, X-Men II & III movies, Alphas TV show) and Scott Murphy (Star Wars The[...]

Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #4

Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #4

Zak Penn (writer of the Avengers, X-Men II & III movies, and the Alphas TV show) and Scott Murphy (writer of Star Wars The Clone Wars) are delivering this year's most original super hero series! (more…) Zak Penn (writer of the Avengers, X-Men II & III movies, and the Alphas TV show) and Scott Murphy (writer of Star Wars The Clone Wars) are delivering this[...]

Avatar Plug of the Week &#8211 HERO WORSHIP #3

Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #3

Are you reading this year's most original super hero series? Hero Worship #3 flies into comic shops today!Sometimes when your dreams come true, they turn out to be nightmares. Zak Penn (writer of the Avengers movie, X-Men II & III movies, and the Alphas TV show) and Scott Murphy (writer of Star Wars The Clone Wars)[...]

Swipe File: Alex Ross Superman And Hero Worship

Swipe File: Alex Ross' Superman And Hero Worship

Here's a scene from Hero Worship, published by Avatar Press today, featuring an iconic superhero, Zenith. And here… is another iconic superhero. By Alex Ross. All he needs now is a cape.   In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic […]

REVIEW: Hero Worship #1 by Zak Penn and Michael DiPascale

REVIEW: Hero Worship #1 by Zak Penn and Michael DiPascale

About making the move from the wannabe to the alreadyis.There's also a scene which is extraordinarily like one in Chronicle, and you wonder exactly when this comic was written, and whether or Zak Penn had seen it or not It almost seems like a storyboard for that scene But, you know, so did the beginning[...]

Avatar Plug of the Week: HERO WORSHIP #1

Avatar Plug of the Week: HERO WORSHIP #1

We have a whole bunch of new issues hitting stands, and plenty of previews to show off here at Bleeding Cool!First up, we are proud to share the preview for Hero Worship #1, a new comic miniseries written by Zak Penn and Scott Murphy, featuring artwork by Michael DiPascale Zak Penn, as you may know[...]

Avatar Plug of SDCC: HERO WORSHIP #1 Signed Variant Edition Exclusive to Retailers

Avatar Plug of SDCC: HERO WORSHIP #1 Signed Variant Edition Exclusive to Retailers

Zak Penn and Scott Murphy will join Avatar Press at San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the launch of Hero Worship #1, their new comic book miniseries of superheroes revered -- and manipulated -- as celebrity icons Penn is Hollywood's premiere superhero screenwriter, with numerous Marvel films under his belt (Avengers, Incredible Hulk, X2, X-Men: The[...]

In-Depth with Michael DiPascale: Hero Worship

In-Depth with Michael DiPascale: Hero Worship

Recently, Avatar Press announced that DiPascale would be the artist on Zak Penn and Scott Murphy's Hero Worship, the new, cinematic superhero miniseries coming in July from Avatar Press I had an opportunity to sit down with him at Chicago's C2E2 convention and get the inside scoop. Before I get to the interview, though, it might[...]