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.
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.