Star Trek Beyond‘s Simon Pegg is in talks to join Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One.
Ready Player One is an adaptation of the science fiction novel of the same name by Ernest Cline.
In Ready Player One, a “teenager (Tye Sheridan) finds himself [in the virtual world Oasis] competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the game’s founder (Ben Mendelsohn) dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize.”
Pegg would take on the role of Orgen Morrow, the co-creator of Oasis.
Ready Player One is due out in March 2018.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter