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Simon Pegg to join Spielberg’s new Sci-Fi Movie Ready Player One

Stylized art work for new Sci-fi movie Ready Player One

Spielberg’s New Sci-Fi Movie Ready Player One is Looking Great So Far

A couple of months ago, it was announced that Steven Spielberg will be directing a new sci-fi movie Ready Player One. Many are excited to see what the master of sci-fi has up his sleeve, but unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a couple of years to see the result. Although we don’t know much about the upcoming movie yet, we do know it’s got a great cast so far. And according to the Hollywood Reporter, it might be about to get that much more awesome. Simon Pegg is in negotiations to join a cast which currently includes Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

It is uncertain yet who Pegg will play, however, the rumor is that his role will be that of co-creator of OASIS (a virtual reality world), Ogden Morrow. Due to the fact that the movie is still in the middle of casting, with only a few of these characters actually chosen, the movie isn’t set to start shooting until June.

Ready Player One is based on the book of the same title written by Ernest Cline in 2011. The book received many awards and was critically acclaimed as one of the best sci-fi and dystopian novels of recent times. The story is about a poor orphan Wade Owen Watts who feels alive only when connected to the virtual world of OASIS. One day, he finds himself in the midst of a deadly treasure hunt when the creator of the world dies and offers his fortune and the power to control OASIS to the one who can find the hidden Easter Egg in the game. Wade is able to solve the first step and is one of the first people to move onto the next one. If you want to see the movie, and if the protagonist manages to finish the game, you will have to wait for its release in 2018.

HT: io9
Image: Harlan Elam

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