According to Deadline, Simon Pegg has been set to co-write Star Trek 3, which will be directed by Justin Lin ( Fast And The Furious). This is following the news from December that Roberto Orci would no longer be writing the Paramount/Skydance film. Pegg is co-writing the script with Doug Jung (“Dark Blue,” “Banshee”), says The Hollywood Reporter‘s Borys Kit.
You will also see Simon Pegg as Scotty, Reteaming with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, and Zoe Saldana as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. J.J. Abrams, who directed the last two films, is producing this time around.
Simon Pegg previously written Edgar Wright-directed Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, as well as the comedies Run, Fatboy, Run and Paul. Which are all brilliant movies. So I am excited to see how he will do this time when there is no humor involved.
Release Date July 8, 2016.