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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Finally! And yet, still so far away…
Star Trek 3 now has an official release date, and although we know when the movie is coming - it won't be happening anytime soon!
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But at least it's happening on a fateful day!
The third movie in this storied franchise will hit movie theaters on July 8, 2016, a full 50 years after the television series officially premiered on September 8th, 1966.
Paramount has also announced that director
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If these SHOCKING rumors are confirmed, we're destined for an
intergalactic nerd Civil War!
J.J. Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film, so we NEED to know… how can he helm Star Trek 3 at the same friggin' time?!
Short of some newfangled Federation technology that allows him to beam back and forth between sets, he can't!
The Vice Chairman of Paramount offered no consoling news during a recent interview.
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