Date: 22nd January 2015

‘Star Trek 3': Simon Pegg To Co-Write New Script.

Simon Pegg will co-write the next Star Trek movie, after the original screenwriter left the project.

Roberto Orci, who was also slated to direct Star Trek 3, pulled out last month reportedly after disagreements over the script.

Orci, who co-wrote the last two films in the series, has been replaced in the director's chair by Justin Lin, best known for the Fast and Furious movies.

Pegg has taken over scripting with the help of TV writer Doug Jung.

Film company Paramount still hopes to meet the scheduled release date of July 2016.

Source: Press Release