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FIlm Casting: READY PLAYER ONE, STAR TREK 3, Jesper Christensen in SPECTRE

Judi Dench Daniel Craig Jesper Christensen Quantum of Solace

Ready Player One, Star Trek 3, Spectre, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.


Jesper Christensen, who played Quantum agent Mr. White in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, has revealed he’ll return for the next Bond movie. Hit the jump for more on the Spectre Quantum connection.

Christensen revealed his involvement to Euroman (via Empire). “I am looking forward to working with Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig. It is a truly exciting script and a very capable team. So it’ll be fun,” he said.

Christensen’s Mr. White was the liaison for the mysterious criminal organization Quantum. He makes his first appearance in Casino Royale, where he is eventually captured by Bond, and resurfaces in Quantum of Solace, where he escapes Bond’s clutches.

Ready Player One

Warner Bros. was reportedly courting…[Christopher Nolan] to helm the sci-fi adventure film, written by Zak Penn based on a book by Ernie Cline.

Warner Bros. [is not only] talking to Nolan about it, they’re also looking at Robert Zemeckis, Peter Jackson, Edgar Wright and Matthew Vaughn.

According to [reports], Zemeckis is the top choice because of ”how heavily his work is referenced in the book. It would be him revisiting the stuff from his heyday that we all fell in love with him for, and would probably the closest we’d ever get to a Zemeckis-directed BTTF 4.”

In the future, everyone spends their time in a virtual world called Oasis. When the man who created this multi-trillion dollar software dies, he announces to the world he’s giving away his fortune. He’s hidden clues within Oasis and whoever finds them can have all his money. This changes the world as people devote their lives to the quest to find these clues. Now, what really makes this cool is that the creator grew up on ’80s pop culture so to truly find the clues, you have to be a total expert in everything from TV to music and movies. People study it as a job.

Star Trek 3

Roberto Orci is giving up the helm of the USS Enterprise, and will no longer direct the third installment of Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek” franchise

Orci wrote the first two films in the series.

Patrick McKay and John D. Payne worked on the most recent draft of the script.

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Source: Variety, Slashfilm


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