The third Star Trek film is due to hit theaters in 2016 and Simon Pegg’s reps have confirmed that he is writing the script along with Doug Jung. Pegg appeared in the first two movies as Scotty and will also be back in the role.
Pegg takes over after two prior writers walked away. J.J. Abrams left to helm Star Wars while Roberto Orci reportedly left over studio concerns with his script. As we’ve noted in the past, Orci will still be involved with the movie as a producer.
See the tweet after the break…
It's true! Simon is currently working on the screenplay for the third Star Trek film with Dark Blue writer, Doug Jung. – HC
— Pegg News (@simonpegg) January 22, 2015
So what do you think about all this? Of course, we all know and love Simon Pegg. We also know that he’s a huge fanboy so he’ll undoubtedly try to do right by other Star Trek fans. The fact that he co-scripted the Cornetto trilogy with Edgar Wright doesn’t hurt either. Still this is a different beast and the timeframe to deliver is short. I suppose I would be more worried about it if he was writing solo.
(via The Guardian)