Recycling firm helps out film set with props

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

Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 1:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:42 pm
The copper tank selected for the film set of Player One Ready

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

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.

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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.”

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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.