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Simon Pegg Will Write a New Draft of STAR TREK 3

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 5:56 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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It’s been almost a month since departing director Roberto Orci confirmed that the draft he wrote of Star Trek 3 would not be used and the project apparently has a two new writers onboard.  Simon Pegg (you’ve heard of him) and Doug Jung (TNT’s Dark Blue, Banshee) are said to be tackling writing duties on a new version of the script for new director Justin Lin (Fast Five).  There’s a release date looming, but Pegg has proven himself to be a strong writer (having co-penned Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End with Edgar Wright) so there’s no reason not to be optimistic about this news.

Meanwhile Jung has apparently impressed Bad Robot and Paramount with a recent draft on one of their projects, Diamond.  The clock is ticking, but I consider this to be a good development.  Even though I haven’t seen Jung’s work on Dark Blue or Banshee, Pegg’s pedigree is pretty solid.  Star Trek 3 hits theaters on July 8th, 2016.

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