Simon Pegg to Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

Simon PeggSimon Pegg at the premiere of Star Trek in 2009, who is also reprising his role as Scotty, has been tapped to co-write the next Star Trek film along with Doug Jung.

While I like Pegg’s work as a writer (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, etc), I’m not sure how that will fit with the more serious Star Trek. Unless they’re going more for a “The Voyage Home” vibe with this film. I do know he’s a huge Sci-Fi fan and has been vocal about his love of the franchise.

Jung, on the other hand, has few writing credits, none of which seem to include any genre TV or film.

With about a year and half left until its release, the film has been plagued by problems with its script and directors.

3 replies on “Simon Pegg to Co-Write Next Star Trek Film”

  1. *grin*
    It’s the Editor!
    Why does that scare me so….
    Seriously, are we gonna have to blame global warming on him now????

  2. I’m as skeptical as anyone about the rebooted Trek, but I’m not certain a person needs genre credentials, if that person is a strong writer.

    Gene Roddenberry wasn’t doing SF before Star Trek; most of his credentials were for westerns and crime dramas.

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