Friday, October 12, 2007

Simon Pegg to play Scotty in'Star Trek'

Paramount Pictures is beaming up Simon Pegg to play Scotty in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek.

Pegg joins Eric Bana, Anton Yelchin, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Leonard Nimoy in the latest big screen incarnation of the classic TV series. Penned by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the story chronicles the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members during their time at Starfleet Academy. Chris Pine has been offered the role of Kirk.

Paramount has set a November start date for the film, which will bow on Christmas Day 2008. Abrams and Stratton Leopold are producing, while Kurtzman and Orci will exec produce alongside Bryan Burk and Damon Lindelof. Pegg, whose recent credits include Hot Fuzz, will star in the upcoming satire How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

Source: Variety

11 comments:

Steve said...

If they get "Tyres" to play Kirk that would be absolutely hilarious...!

Moonwatcher said...

Oh boy, talk about miscasting. I don't think Pegg is right for this at all.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

No way.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Yes way !!!!

paulhd said...

Think I lean to the 'no way' side. Interesting, but not convincing. Still, at least we know Scotty will be a comedy side kick.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Simon Pegg shouting "She cannae take it Jim" in a Scottish accent is only going to get a big fat laugh at a point in the movie when people are likely supposed to be on the edge of their seats. I don't buy it.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

No I don't either. But then again I don't buy this whole idea of a Star Trek prequel. I think Star Trek should be left now for good.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

There's a writers strike coming isn't there in Hollywood land?

Usually means two things.

1)Movies that studios never normally take a chance on get made and we get a few inspired gems and possible trend setters with all manner of A list talent taking the leads.

2)Movies that suck horrifically just in an outline, never mind a first draft get made with lavish amounts of money thrown at them with all manner of A list talent taking the leads.

Interesting times.

moif said...

I like watching car crashes in slow motion....

Michael G Clark said...

I think they should get Dylan Moran to play kirk, that would be even funnier.

allen said...

I'm going to wait to see thee film before getting too down about it. It might actually be a gem and make us forget about the Entrprise series.