Star Trek 3

Simon Pegg Was Hired to Rewrite ‘Star Trek 3’ Because the Original Script was ‘Too Star Trek-y’

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by Matt Singer May 20, 2015 @ 1:11 PM
Paramount
After a series of fits and starts with Roberto Orci, who was supposed to write and direct the film before dropping out of the project, Star Trek 3 (supposedly aka Star Trek Beyond) is falling into place under the direction of Fast & Furious filmmaker Justin Lin. After Orci left, the script for the film was rewritten by Doug Jung and the reboot series’ Scotty, Simon Pegg. In a new interview with The Guardian, Pegg explained why Paramount hired him to revamp Orci’s screenplay. According to him, the studio is looking to make Star Trek “more inclusive”:

‘Star Trek 3’ Is Reportedly Titled ‘Star Trek Beyond’

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by Jacob Hall April 22, 2015 @ 9:41 AM
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News about Star Trek 3 has been coming at a slow trickle, but at least it’s a positive, nourishing trickle that has us thinking the third film in this still freshly-rebooted universe will be a significant course correction after the disappointing Star Trek Into Darkness. And, strangely enough, the rumored title for the next movie only adds to the behind-the-scenes narrative of “Yes, we’re sorry. We’re fixing it. We promise.”

‘Star Trek 3’ Will Have a “Kick Ass Role” for Idris Elba, According to Simon Pegg

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by Britt Hayes April 21, 2015 @ 7:44 PM
20th Century Fox
It was announced a little while ago that Idris Elba is joining the cast of Star Trek 3, in which he’ll play the film’s big villain. Many fans quickly began speculating about which classic Star Trek villain Elba might be playing, with a Klingon being the most popular theory. Simon Pegg, who is now scripting the film, has confirmed that Elba is definitely not playing a Klingon — in fact, he’s not playing anyone who you’re familiar with at all.

‘Star Trek 3’ Casts ‘Kingsman’ Star Sofia Boutella

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by Jacob Hall April 10, 2015 @ 2:39 PM
20th Century Fox
Sofia Boutella was one of the many highlights in Kingsman: The Secret Service, so we’re happy to hear about her getting cast in any other high-profile project. But Star Trek 3? That’s just cool news, plain and simple. Between this and the rumored casting of Idris Elba, Paramount and director Justin Lin look to be making some pretty bold choices as they expand their ensemble.

‘Star Trek’ TV Return Eyed at CBS, Bryan Singer Considered to Direct

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 27, 2015 @ 2:27 PM
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Star Trek’s rebooted cinematic tenure under J.J. Abrams has led to diminishing returns, Star Trek 3 just barely making it off the ground, leading many to wonder when Gene Roddenberry’s iconic franchise might return to its TV roots. That time may already be upon us, CBS is reportedly looking to boldly go forward with a new TV Star Trek.

‘Star Trek 3’ Will Have the ‘Spirit of the TV Show,’ According to Writer and Star Simon Pegg

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by Britt Hayes March 26, 2015 @ 7:14 PM
Paramount
It was good news when Roberto Orci left the director’s chair on Star Trek 3. It was really good news when Fast and Furious franchise director Justin Lin took over. And it was even better news when it was announced that Simon Pegg would take over scripting duties, officially getting us excited for the third installment in the franchise after the somewhat disappointing Star Trek Into Darkness. And now Pegg is getting our hopes up even more, promising that the upcoming sequel is inspired by the original Star Trek television series.

‘Star Trek 3’ Wants Bryan Cranston to Be the New Villain

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by Jacob Hall February 3, 2015 @ 9:31 AM
AMC
After the many sins of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ Paramount seems dead set on righting the course of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise with ‘Star Trek 3.’ They ditched controversial director Roberto Orci, hired the great Simon Pegg to co-write the screenplay with Doug Jung, and now, word that hit the internet suggesting that the film will contain three new female characters ... and a villain fit for Bryan Cranston.

‘Star Trek 3’ Promotes Simon Pegg to Co-Write the Screenplay

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by Britt Hayes January 21, 2015 @ 8:13 PM
Paramount
Here’s even more good news for you regarding the previously troubled production of ‘Star Trek 3’: now that ‘Fast and Furious’ director Justin Lin has taken over directing duties following the departure of Roberto Orci, the upcoming ‘Trek’ installment has just beamed itself up a new writer to course-correct the screenplay. Simon Pegg—Scotty himself—will now lend his writing talents to the script alongside Doug Jung.

‘Star Trek 3’ Will Not Be Written by Roberto Orci, Either

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by Britt Hayes December 26, 2014 @ 12:27 PM
Paramount
A couple of weeks ago, we learned that ‘Star Trek’ writer and producer Roberto Orci would no longer be making his directorial debut on ‘Star Trek 3.’ Shortly after, ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise helmer Justin Lin was tapped to direct the film, while rumors swirled that Orci had been booted over issues with the script. Those rumors seem to have been confirmed now, as Orci has revealed that he is only acting as a producer on ‘Star Trek 3' and nothing else.