I’m genuinely concerned about Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One. Reason being, there may indeed be a buzz building for this movie, but if there is I haven’t heard it.
In the past Spielberg directing a project was a guaranteed smash. Now, with a lot of viewers I’d wager not even knowing who he is, not so much.
Then there was 2016’s The BFG, a movie that earned just over $183 million in box office receipts worldwide.
And that would be an accomplishment indeed if it were made by any other director and wasn’t budgeted at $140 million.
As it stands, the movie was certainly a box office disappointment (and likely a failure).
Now, the fate of The BFG might have little to no indication of how Ready Player One will fare in theaters, but what it does indicate is that in these days of the very way we watch movies in a state of flux, things that were typically a sure thing–such as the movies of Steven Spielberg–are perhaps no longer so.