Maybe there’s still time to turn the rebooted Star Trek franchise around. Deadline is reporting that Simon Pegg (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead) will be co-writing the upcoming film with Doug Jung (Dark Blue).
Pegg and Jung will deliver a script for Fast and Furious director Justin Lin, who has taken over the helm of the franchise as director.
Pegg, working with Edgar Wright on Shaun of Dead, Hot Fuzz and Spaced, has proven he can really hit that sweet spot where the absurdly science-fictional and convincingly human meet, so we’re optimistic about his addition.
Pegg also plays Scotty in the rebooted series, so expect the Scotsman to start getting some really good lines, a romantic interest, maybe a subplot or two.