Today also happens to be the birthday of Simon Pegg. This is a big one for Star Trek’s new Scotty as he is turning the big four-oh, that’s right Simon is now 40. TrekMovie would like wish Simon the very best of birthdays.
Pegg on 40
Simon has actually sent out a couple of thank you Tweets today for those wishing him a happy bday:
@simon pegg: Thanks again for your birthday wishes. My love to all with whom I share the day & to all who generally celebrate the day of their birth.x
@simonpegg: Thanks for all your birthday messages. I totally feel 40. Youth programming is anathema to me and all pop music is shit. No change there
Pegg is keeping busy
Not only does Pegg have a new baby girl to take care of, but he is also a very busy man. His next movie is Paul, a sci-fi comedy he wrote with co-star and best friend Nick Frost about two nerds traveling across the US to Comic Con who meet a real alien. The release date has not been set, but should be in 2010. Here is a video Pegg made during production that explains the film.
Pegg has also lent his voice to the animated Steven Spielberg film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, due out at the end of 2011, and he is currently shooting the John Landis comedy Burke and Hare, a comedy based on the real-life story of a couple of grave robbers. The first flyer for that just came out and can be seen at Twitch.