Date: 26th March 2015

Simon Pegg On Writing Star Trek 3.

It looks as though writing ‘Star Trek 3’ is quite the responsibility… as Simon Pegg reveals the pressure of tackling the ‘Star Trek’ franchise.

During an interview with Collider, the 45-year-old actor revealed what it’s like to be writing the next ‘Star Trek’ movie.

"Terrifying," he said. "On set, sometimes, there’s room for improvisation, especially for someone like Scotty who’s Scottish, but never anything more than little dialogue tweaks, here and there. Now it’s like, ‘Okay, now you’ve got to write the dialogue.’ It’s scary!"

Of course, it doesn’t help that the film is working to such a tight deadline… and after the exit of previous writer Roberto Orci, it seems they have a lot of ground to make up.

"The timeframe we’re working in is extremely tight," he explained. "It means we’re having to come up with the goods. We can’t be lazy about it. We can’t procrastinate. We have to come up with the stuff because the production is hammering on the door saying, ‘When can we build this? What are we gonna we build? Who is in it?’ I don’t know! Let’s write it and we’ll find out. It’s an interesting process."

Source: Press Release