At the Empire Awards in London on Sunday, Empire Online tracked down Simon Pegg (the new Scotty) and put the screws to him to get him to talk a about the super-secret Star Trek. Pegg kept mum about plot details, but did say he was finished shooting except for “some effects stuff” and that he though the film is “going to be fantastic.” He also talked about his predecessor and geeking out on set.
Pegg on the original Scotty:
Everything is just a tribute to James Doohan and it’s his role. I’m just very honoured to be able to step into his shoes. I just hope I do him proud
On his favourite moment, ‘as a Star Trek geek’
Just being there on the Enterprise, it was incredible. You’re going to love it.
More of Pegg on his accent and Trek at Empire.
Fuzz wins, Pegg loses
As for the Empire Awards, Hot Fuzz , which was co-written and starred Pegg, was up for four awards. The film took home Best Comedy, but was shut out in the remaining three. Pegg lost out for Best Actor to James McAvoy (who ironically was one of the actors rumored to be in the running for Scotty). A full list is available at EmpireOnline.
Hot Fuzz is the second film collaboration between Pegg, actor Nick Frost and writer/director Edgar Wight (the first being the zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead). Wright told Empire that he is already working on the planned third and final film for the so-called ‘Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy’ which he hopes to do after his his next project “Ant Man.” So far the only detail he would give is that it is a “comedy and a cross-genre in a similar way.”
Simon Pegg, director Edgar Wright and Nick Frost with their award for Best Comedy for “Hot Fuzz” during the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards 2008 held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 9, 2008 in London, England (Wire Image)