Ready Player One hired Alan Silvestri to compose

Spielberg’s Ready Player One hires Alan Silvestre to write the music

With a release date set for March next year, Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Ready Player One is on the ball, having already hired a composer: Alan Silvestri.

If you’re wondering why regular Spielberg collaborator John Williams isn’t composing the film it’s because he’s busy… composing Spielberg’s The Papers. As both films are entering post-production at the same time, Silvestri has stepped in to lend his talents.

Silvestri is probably best known for his work on Tom Hanks-starrer Forrest Gump, but he’s also composed the music for all three Back To The Future films, Captain America: The First AvengerAvengers AssemblePredatorLilo & Stitch, and loads more.

For those who are unfamiliar with Ready Player One, the thrust of the narrative sees young protagonist Wade (Tye Sheridan) locating one of the clues within the pop-culture-infused environs of the in-game world, only to immediately find himself beset by rival players, some of who are willing to kill in order to discover OASIS’s secrets – including the sinister suits of Innovative Online Industries, who are seeking to appropriate and regulate it for their own ends.

The cast of Ready Player One includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, TJ Miller and Win Morisaki, with Spielberg working from a script put together by Zak Penn and Eric Eason. Donald De Line, Dan Farah and Kristie Macosko Krieger are all attached in producing capacity.

Ready Player One will be released in cinemas on 30 March 2018. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.