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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[...]
ROM 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
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). 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
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
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. Steven Freakin' Spielberg at the world premiere for Ready Player One!!! #sxsw pic.twitter.com/cGu6gwJnDg — James Y Rauhut (@seejamescode) March 12, 2018 "This is not a film that we've made, it is, I promise[...]
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
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
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)! The bombshell is dropped and Adam's life is changed irrevocably.  He's seen his idol close up and realizes the hero isn't all that he seems.  Now Mara[...]
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! Adam thinks his life is over.  His big chance to be a superhero alongside his idol, Zenith, has turned into a nightmare that saw several people[...]
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)[...]