It appears Steven Spielberg is going through with his adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, and we finally have photographic proof.
The Twitter account “I Choose Birmingham,” a U.K. community page, posted this picture today:
Filming starts in Digbeth on Steven Spielberg's futuristic dystopian 'Ready Player One'. US postal truck on set. pic.twitter.com/ZNEvPvfNyh
— I Choose Birmingham (@ichoosemag) August 16, 2016
Yes, it’s just a U.S. Postal truck, but I’ve never seen one like this delivering my mail. It’s a futuristic prop from Ready Player One, and if memory serves it’s a pretty key transport for one character or another.
Here’s the book synopsis if you need a refresher:
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
Tye Sheridan stars as Wade, and the rest of the cast includes Simon Pegg, new Spielberg BFF (and BFG, get it!?!?) Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Olivia Cooke, and Hannah John-Kamen. It’s set to release March 30, 2018. So we have some time to kill…