The pop culture obsessed world of Ready Player One may get another geek credential as word comes that Simon Pegg is in talks to join the production, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, based on the Ernest Cline novel, will be directed by Steven Spielberg and tell the story of a scavenger hunt inside a futuristic online game. The clues are unlocked via references to 1980s pop culture — including references to Spielberg's films during that era.
Pegg, known for co-creating the early 21st century pop culture-obsessed comedy Spaced and features like Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, will play Ogden Morrow, co-creator of the online world the hunt takes place in.
Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn, the film is scheduled for a March 30th, 2018 release.