Today has another update on the next Star Trek movie from one of the stars. This time Simon Pegg is talking about JJ Abrams involvement in the film.
Pegg Talks Abrams and Next Star Trek Movie
Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams is currently busy shooting Star Wars: Episode VII, however he will still be producing the next Star Trek film (with writer Roberto Orci stepping in to the director’s chair). And in a new interview with ComingSoon.net, Simon Pegg (who was promoting Hector and the Search for Happiness at the Toronto International Film Festival last week) is sure that JJ will still be very much involved with Trek, saying:
I was worried [about Abrams moving from Star Trek to Star Wars] at first. I was in a movie theater and I got an Email that he was doing it and I immediately called him and said, ‘You’re not doing Star Wars now? You’re going to abandon us like the older slightly less-cool sibling?’ and he was like, ‘Of course not.’ That was just sort of the knee-jerk reaction, because we all felt like, ‘Oh, no! Daddy!’ but J.J.’s incapable of doing that. He will be very present even if he’s not directing ‘Star Trek,’ his voice and his stamp will be all over it.
Pegg was also asked about when he thinks the next film will begin shooting, saying something similar to what Quinto said yesterday on the Today show.
[We will start shooting Star Trek] next year…That is what I have been told. Please don’t take this as Paramount’s official line, but if we do make it next year and it goes by the usual standard of post-production, we should get it out for the 50th anniversary.
You can watch Pegg talk about Star Trek, Star Wars (and mostly Hector and the Search for Happiness) at ComingSoon.net or below.
Thanks to John for the tip.