The new Scotty is talking about the next Star Trek and how he thinks Bob Orci is the right choice to direct it. He also has some thoughts on JJ Abrams involvement in the movie. More details from new BBC interview below
Pegg talks Orci
While promoting his new movie Hector and the Pursuit of Happiness (opening this week in the UK), Simon Pegg talked to the BBC about Star Trek, revealing how Roberto Orci told him that he would be directing the next Star Trek movie (expected in 2016). From the article:
"He emailed me before the news broke saying: ‘Hey man, I might be doing this, shall we nerd out?,’ said Pegg who plays Montgomery "Scotty" Scott.
"He’s a good friend, he’s very much part of the Star Trek family," he added.
Pegg (a self-described ‘nerd’) went on to offer this praise for Orci and how he understands Star Trek:
"I’m really happy he’s doing it as it’s kept within the family kind of thing, it’s not somebody coming in from outside…Bob’s been there since the first Star Trek – by that I mean the 2009 one – so it seemed to make perfect sense that he come in as a director on this one because he gets it. He was always the most Trekkie of all of those guys anyway, he’s always understood the story the best so it’s great that he’s going to be involved in the writing and directing."
Simon also noted that while JJ Abrams isn’t returning to direct for a third Trek film (as he is currently directing the next Star Wars movie) he is still involved as a producer, noting:
"I don’t think JJ would be able to let it completely go because that’s not in his nature."
More from Pegg at the BBC, including his thoughts on spoilers and JJ Abrams new Star Wars movie.
Pegg’s ‘Happiness’ Movie Opening in Europe This Week
Simon Pegg stars as the title character is Hector and the Search for Happiness, which opens in the UK, Ireland and Germany this week. It opens in the USA on September 19th.
UK trailer for "Hector and the Search for Happiness"
Here is a fun video of Pegg promoting the movie by being interviewed by Comedy Central’s computer, including calling Jar Jar Binks a “rabbit-eared dick.”
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