Hollywood screenwriter Zak Penn already has an impressive resume, with credits for The Avengers and X-Men: The Last Stand. Earlier this month, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro announced that he and Penn would be collaborating on a script for the sequel to robots-versus-aliens blockbuster Pacific Rim. Now, it looks like Penn will also be rewriting the script for the film adaptation of the novel Ready Player One.

The Ernest Cline book, about a teen's romp through cyberspace, has been in production for some time — Warner Bros. bought the movie rights before the novel was published — although a director has yet to be attached to the project. Pacific Rim 2, meanwhile, hasn't even officially received the green light, so we're a while away from seeing the end result of Penn's work. Regardless, it seems he'll have a major part in crafting the sci-fi universes of a summer not so far away.