[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]imon Pegg is set to co-write Star Trek 3 with television producer Doug Jung. This follows the announcement that previous Star Trek writer and produce Roberto Orci will not be stepping up to the directors chair for the next film, as previously thought. Orci will retain his producer title for the follow up to Star Trek Into Darkness.
Directing duties will be taken over by Justin Lin who helmed Fast and Furious 6. Simon Pegg is no stranger to screenplay writing, as most of you know, he has collaborated on the scripts for Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, all of which annoyed varying degrees of success. Pegg will still be playing everyone’s favorite chief engineer Montgomery Scott in the third installment for the Star Trek franchise. We all hope Pegg can bring his magic to the script and entertain us all again.