Much to the delight of Trekkers everywhere, Roberto Orci stepped down from both directing and writing Star Trek 3.
Justin Lin has since been announced to be the new director, and now it’s learned Simon Pegg will co-write Star Trek 3 with Doug Jung.
Simon Pegg is no stranger to screenwriting as he has written the Edgar Wright Cornetto Trilogy, Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and World’s End. In addition, Pegg wrote Paul with Nick Frost.
Doug Jung, a TV producer, is known for Dark Blue and Confidence.
Simon Pegg plays Scotty, the chief engineer of the Enterprise.
Star Trek 3 hits July 8, 2016 with J.J. Abrams and Orci onboard as producers.