Simon Pegg, Star Trek XI‘s Scotty, will be voicing a character in Fable III, the third chapter of Lionhead Studios’ Fable computer game series.
Pegg will join Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), John Cleese (Monty Python), Bernard Hill, Nicholas Hoult and Naomie Harris. Two actors who voiced characters in Fable II, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Fry will return for Fable III.
Pegg will voice Benn Finn, an attention-seeking soldier. Cleese plays Jasper, a persnickety butler, and Fassbender plays tyrannical ruler Logan.
“These people have really never come together before in any medium,” said Peter Molyneux, creative director of Microsoft Games Studios Europe. “For a lot of them, this is their first computer game they’ve ever done. Heading the cast is John Cleese, one of the founding fathers of Monty Python. He’s made fantastic films like Life of Brian and the TV series Fawlty Towers. He’s just a brilliant and incredible actor.”
In Fable III, “you will be called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power, and experience the true meaning of love and loss while defending your throne. In your quest to seize power and defend your kingdom, the choices you make will change the world around you, for the greater good or your own personal gain.”
Fable III is due out in late October.