John Williams to score Ready Player One (and next Star Wars, hopefully)

Celebrated film composer John Williams, 84, who scored Star Wars, the Indiana Jones films, E.T., and so many more, says that he will be writing the music for Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One," based on the marvelous 2011 novel by Ernest Cline. After that, it'll be time to return to a galaxy far, far away to score the next Star Wars film.


“If I can do it, I certainly will. I told (producer) Kathy Kennedy I’m happy to do it, but the real reason is, I didn’t want anybody else writing music for Daisy Ridley,” he told Variety.


Last night, Williams received the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, the first given to a film composer in the award's 44 years.


Here's classic video of John Williams conducting the Boston Pops performing the Star Wars Main Theme: