The film takes place in 2044 and revolves around a highly valuable online virtual reality space called OASIS, in which most inhabitants of Earth spend their free time. Pegg would play Ogden Morrow, the co-creator of OASIS.
Production is expected to begin in the summer with a premiere date set by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow for March 30, 2018. Spielberg produces through Amblin along with Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Dan Farah.
Pegg and Spielberg previously worked together on The Adventures of Tintin. He was most recently “seen” as Unkar Plutt in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and last summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. He will next appear in this summer’s Star Trek Beyond as Starfleet engineer Scotty.
Emily J | Staff Writer