Recycling firm helps out film set with props

The copper tank selected for the film set of Player One Ready
The copper tank selected for the film set of Player One Ready

When creating hundreds of alternative future worlds for a new movie set, where do you start?

For the makers of the latest Spielberg blockbuster it’s at a scrap metal yard in Bedfordshire.

Sonja Robinson PNL-160621-130223001

Sonja Robinson PNL-160621-130223001

Easy Recycling Solutions (ERS) were paid a visit by a prop master looking for items to create a dystopian set for the filming of Player One Ready.

ERS director Sonja Robinson said she was in her Watford branch when the film crew arrived unannounced.

She said: “They came in and saw some of the materials we had. They chose part of a stainless steel cabinet which used to house electrical cables.

“The set decorator sent in a wish list of things she needed, including a copper cylinder, which we had at our Bedford branch.”

Sonja shifted the items to Watford and the film crew carted them off to Leavesden Studios.

She said: “I was quite excited to be involved in the film in this way.”

Player One Ready is a science fiction novel by Ernest Cline which follows the fortunes of online gamers competing within virtual universe OASIS to find a the fortune of deceased billionaire and creator of OASIS.

The film adaptation is being directed by Steven Spielberg and is set to be released in 2018.