Actor Simon Pegg says that the tone of Justin Lin's upcoming Star Trek 3 will be close to that of the original television series. And since he's a member of the cast and one of the writers on the film, we're inclined to believe him.
Pegg says he took on the screenplay for the third installment of the rebooted space franchise as a result of conversations with executive producer Bryan Burk during production on Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, which Burk also produced.
"It just came out of conversations I was having with [Star Trek executive producer J.J. Abrams] and Bryan Burk, and they decided to kind of like restart the process," Pegg said, as quoted by Comic Book Resources. "Because I’d been on the set with Burk-y on Mission: Impossible, he said, maybe you should come on and write it with Doug and Justin and him and Lindsey Weber. And I was a bit, 'No. I don’t want to – it’s too much pressure!'"
Pegg, who plays engineer Scotty in the rebooted series says the third film will "take it forward with the spirit of the TV show."
He also describes the story as being "about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that's where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before — where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a more enlightened generation. But yeah, that's the mood at the moment."
Look for Star Trek 3 to hit theaters in July 2016.
(Source: THR Heat Vision)
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