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A Look At Spielberg's Ready Player One Shoot

[Image via io9]
[Image via io9]

Steven Spielberg is bringing Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One to the big screen. The famed director is currently filming in the U.K., and here’s a peek at the production.

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As The Birmingham Mail points out, the production has turned the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter into a dystopian American future.

Our colleagues at io9 already posted some set graffiti, but here’s a look at current location:

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Ready Player One will hit theaters in March 2018.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Interesting, I hadn’t realized they were making a movie of it. Didn’t realize the book was popular enough to warrant it. I thought the story was okay, if predictable with way too much “deus ex machina” moments throughout.

The main picture for the article though already has me sighing. If I remember right, the stacks are suppose to be mostly mobile homes, with a few RVs. Looks like they got that backwards. Plus if that person is suppose to be the main character ... he’s suppose to be overweight until about 2/3rds of the way through. Yes, I always seem to immediatly find all the little things that don’t match the books, but makes me wonder just how much they butchered the overall story like Hollywood tends to do.

Not sure what the focus on the mail trucks is, there isn’t one mentioned once in the book.

Curious that they’re filming in the UK instead of the actual real Columbus Ohio. You’d have to think filming in the UK is more expensive then a relatively small city in the US. But, 95% of the book takes place in the OASIS so I guess okay. The OASIS isn’t dystopia though.