Star Trek 3 will go back to the spirit of The Original Series

Good news if you hated Into Darkness, Simon Pegg promises an optimistic script for Star Trek 3

Simon Pegg in Star Trek Into Darkness
Simon Pegg in Star Trek Into Darkness

Simon Pegg has been dropping a couple of hints about the direction that his script for Star Trek 3 is taking.

Talking to Comic Book Resources about his new movie Kill Me Three Times, Pegg admitted that he had some concerns about taking on the responsibility of writing the next Trek adventure.

“It just came out of conversations I was having with J.J. [Abrams] and Bryan Burk, and they decided to kind of like restart the process,” he said. “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!'”

However, come on and write it he did, and he revealed that the current direction of the script is very much in the spirit of the show.

“I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show,” he explained. “And it’s a story 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 slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.”

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