TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - March 2, 2018
It's a good thing Steven Spielberg and John Williams are such good friends because the former can likely borrow any theme he wants from the latter without having to pay outrageous royalties. In this latest TV spot for Spielberg's upcoming film Ready Player One, we hear Williams' theme from 1978's Superman, the kind of thing that's usually so cost prohibitive, it's not really common in movies.
I'm beginning to think that's another huge part of the reason that Spielberg was chosen to direct this film. It has so many references to films and ephemera that Spielberg is associated with that it makes acquiring those royalties much easier. Not to mention all the friends Spielberg has from his decades in the film industry, it was probably worth it for WB to just have him direct it so he could call in endless favors for licensing purposes.
I mean, yeah, sure, he's a great director and all, but he's not the right guy for this role as we've already established many times before. However, if it was all done so that they could get those rights to all of those things, then at least I'm beginning to understand why they went with him in the first place. Ready Player One opens on March 29.