Now this is an interesting development.
With Star Trek 3 losing two directors, we started to think the sci-fi sequel might never happen. But someone is going to breathe new life into the series.
Someone who's been there all along…
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Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty the engineer, has been hired to co-write the next movie!
Seeing as he also co-wrote Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, we're taking this as a very good sign of things to come!
Simon will be working with Dark Blue creator Doug Jung on the script. And with Fast & Furious director Justin Lin at the helm, this could be the best Trek yet!
Star Trek 3 is set to come out July 8, 2016.
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