Pegg To Boldly Go

by | 12 October 2007
Subscribe to Simon Pegg alerts

Simon Pegg is to play Scotty in the upcoming Star Trek re-invention, reports claim.

The Hot Fuzz actor will begin filming the JJ Abrams movie next month, with a Christmas 2008 release date pencilled in by Paramount Pictures.

Abrams' 're-imagining' has the air of Star Trek: The College Years, in its depiction of Captain James T Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise during their stay at Starfleet Academy - hence the relative youth of the cast.

Pegg is to join Heroes' Zachary Quinto (Spock) and John Cho (Sulu) of Harold and Kumar fame as the Enterprise's chief engineer, according to Variety.

Zoe Saldana is to play Uhuru while 18-year-old Anton Yelchin is attached as Chekhov.

The movie won't be full of entirely new faces, however, with Leonard Nimoy set to reprise his role as Spock in a flash-forward sequence.

While William Shatner is also likely to feature, the role of young Kirk has not yet been cast, though Just My Luck star Chris Pine has reportedly been approached.

Abrams' picture will be the 11th bigscreen incarnation of Gene Roddenberry's classic TV series.

12/10/2007 11:24:58


Tags: Simon Pegg - Anton Yelchin - Captain - Chris Pine - John Cho - Leonard Nimoy - Paramount Pictures - Star Trek - William Shatner - Zachary Quinto - Zoe Saldana

Subscribe to Simon Pegg alerts

More Simon Pegg

The Boxtrolls Movie Review

A triumph on a variety of levels, this staggeringly detailed stop-motion animation has a wonderfully deranged story packed with spirited characters. It also takes on...

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg Set to Combine Again on New Movie

Forget Hector and the Search For Happiness. That was a blip in the otherwise brilliant career of Simon Pegg. And anyway, he’s at his best...

Hector And The Search For Happiness Savaged by The Critics

Simon Pegg has had an intriguing career. He's been highly praised for his terrific collaborative projects with Edgar Wright, from the British TV series Spaced...

Hector and the Search for Happiness Movie Review

With an approach so saccharine that it makes Eat Pray Love look like an edgy thriller, this heartwarming meaning-of-life odyssey is so relentlessly schmalzy that...


Simon Pegg's 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' Has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes

Hector and the Search for Happiness, the latest of Simon Pegg's movies that has nothing to do with Edgar Wright, is out on Friday (August...

UK Premiere of 'Hector And The Search For Happiness' [Pictures]

Simon Pegg and a bunch of celebs attended the UK premiere of 'Hector And The Search For Happiness' in London on Tuesday night.Pegg’s character –...

The Final Projects Of Robin Williams

The death of acting legend and comedic master, Robin Williams, has prompted many tributes from colleagues, friends, family and fans to pour in from around...

James Corden's Gone All USA: But Which Other Comedy Brits Have Flown Across The Pond?

It looks like British favourite James Corden has successfully sealed his fate as another Brit over on American shores with his appointment as the new...



Simon Pegg Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Simon Pegg

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All