Simon Pegg Working On Star Trek 3 Script

Even though Star Trek Into Darkness didn’t live up to expectations, there was never a doubt that a third Trek movie would be coming. After all, the first Star Trek movie was a dud, but then came The Wrath of Khan, and the franchise was stronger than ever.

Paramount is hoping to get the third Trek in theaters by 2016, which will be the franchise’s 50th anniversary. The problem is J.J. Abrams had to leave to make the next Star Wars movie, and screenwriter Roberto Orci, who was going to direct, just left the project.

Fast and Furious director Justin Lin is now going to helm the third Trek, and the real promising news is Simon Pegg is working on the script. We of course know Pegg from Shaun of the Dead, and as the new Scotty, and as a great geek icon with a great sense of humor, he can certainly bring a lot of good stuff to the table to help the script.

So with Paramount hell bent on getting Trek up and running to make it in time for the anniversary, we’re looking forward to the franchise having some Pegg-style wit in it when it hits theaters 2016.

David Konow

David Konow has been a writer for far too long. He has written for Deadline, Indiewire, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, The Wrap, Tom's Games, and many others. He has also authored three books: Bang Your Head (Three Rivers Press), and Reel Terror (St Martins).


Lenovo’s Powerful Potential Global Market Position

This last week I was with Lenovo going over their server, storage, and networking strategy as they continue their pivot to become one of the last remaining hardware focused vendors in a market more often defined by change than focus these days. One of the things that strikes me as a huge competitive advantage is that unlike most technology companies that are based in either the US or Asia, Lenovo is pretty much evenly balanced between the US and China putting them closer to a future model of being more of a global company than one located in any one country. Let’s explore that this week. The...

Mistakes Businessmen Make When First Promoting Their Startups

Statistics are pretty grim when looking at startups. Most of those launched will fail and the failure percentage is actually a lot higher than many imagine.

Virtual Reality: A Game-Changer for Sports

Virtual reality has the potential to make courtside seats at basketball games affordable for the everyday viewer.