Simon Pegg talked recently with comingsoon.net about his upcoming romcom, writing Star Trek, a Star Wars cameo, and more.
Of course, he didn’t reveal any interesting tid bits about the plot of upcoming Star Trek Beyond (or of Star Wars The Force Awakens for that matter), but he did talk about the pressure he and co-writer Doug Jung were under to get the script written and the movie together in a short amount of time, plus the “possibility” of more Star Trek movies in the future.
It was fantastic fun. It was emotional highs and lows all the way because we were under a lot of pressure, because the timeframe was a lot smaller than it would normally be. You write a film of that size, you usually get a year or so, but I think we started maybe six months before we went into production, if that. Just under six months and we were already in pre-production, which meant that things had to be designed and set pieces had to be created and the pressure on us to deliver was extraordinary, but me and Doug Jung, together with Justin (Lin) and our producers Leslie, just stood up to it and did it, and actually by the time we started shooting, it had become pretty fun. It was tense the whole time, but it was a pretty amazing train set to get to play with.
Simon also said that, while he doesn’t know what’s in store for Trek, more movies may be in the cards.
I’m going to be tied to a few big films for a while, because I know we’re probably going to make another “Mission: Impossible” and who knows if we make another “Star Trek”? I don’t know but it’s a possibility. I have big movies to do.